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States Push For Higher Minimum Wages

April 1, 2016

States Push For Higher Minimum Wages

With California and New York poised to become the highest-paid minimum wage states in the nation, minimum wage has become a key issue for the business community as a growing number of states want to follow in their footsteps and politicians seek to tap voters.

Minimum Wage Increase Vote Imminent in Senate

March 31, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Vote Imminent in Senate

The Senate is expected to move forward with a vote to raise the Federal minimum wage. Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-IA) legislation titled the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, S. 1737, would increase the Federal minimum wage for employees to $10.10 an hour and tie future minimum wage increases to inflation. The legislation also calls for a significant increase in the cash wage for tipped employees.

Minimum Wage Increases, Transportation Taxes Take Effect in 2014

January 2, 2014

Minimum Wage Increases, Transportation Taxes Take Effect in 2014

As 2014 gets underway, close to 40,000 state laws passed in 2013 are going into effect, the National Conference of State Legislatures reported. Legislation taking effect includes measures on everything from minimum wage to human trafficking.

Senate Likely to Consider Minimum Wage Increase in 2014

December 13, 2013

Senate Likely to Consider Minimum Wage Increase in 2014

Democratic Leaders in the Senate are looking to advance legislation in early 2014 that will significantly increase the minimum wage for employees. Legislation titled “The Minimum Wage Fairness Act,” S.1737, sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) would increase the federal minimum wage nearly 40 percent from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 over two years and automatically index the wage rate to inflation thereafter.

Obama Addresses Infrastructure, Energy and Minimum Wage in the State of the Union

February 18, 2013

Obama Addresses Infrastructure, Energy and Minimum Wage in the State of the Union

In his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several issues important to truckstop and travel plaza operators, including highway funding, alternative fuels and the minimum wage.