Minimum Wage

Government, Business

Washington Supreme Court Rules Current Piece-Rate Pay Practices Are OK

Traffic around downtown Seattle Seattle buzzes with traffic. The Supreme Court of Washington ruled minimum-wage laws are being applied fairly to commercial truck drivers in the state. (Ron Clausen/Wikicommons)

The Supreme Court of Washington filed a decision upholding minimum-wage compensation practices employers use to pay commercial truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2019
Government, Business

Walmart, Target Minimum Wage Hikes Drive Average US Retail Pay

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Despite an industry shakeout that has been dubbed the retail apocalypse, store workers who have hung in there are seeing better pay than a generation ago, even with inflation.

August 5, 2019
Government, Business

House Passes Bill For $15 an Hour Minimum Wage

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The U.S. House approved legislation that would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, fulfilling a campaign promise of Democrats who control the chamber and intend to capitalize on the pro-worker issue again in 2020.

Laura Litvan | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2019