Latest Minimum wage News

Wage hike, driving privileges, civics addressed in new laws

Jun. 30, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New Illinois state laws dictating minimum wage, certain driving offenses and LGBTQ history education in public schools will take effect Wednesday. Low-wage workers statewide will see a salary increase for the second time this year as required by a law signed last year by Gov. J.B....

New gun laws, other Democratic priorities to go into effect

Jun. 30, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marijuana will be decriminalized, local governments will have the ability to take down Confederate monuments, and Virginians will pay more in taxes for gasoline and cigarettes starting Wednesday. July 1 is the start date for most of the new laws passed earlier this year by the General...

Germany raising hourly minimum wage to 10.45 euros in 2 yrs

Jun. 30, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s minimum wage is going up again after a commission recommended raising it above 10 euros per hour ($11) for the first time. Labor Minister Hubertus Heil told reporters Tuesday that he was advising the government to adopt the commission's plan to increase the minimum wage in...

Start of July brings increase to Illinois minimum wage

Jun. 28, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' minimum wage increases to $10 per hour this week, and state officials are reminding workers to make sure their paychecks reflect the change. The change takes effect Wednesday as July begins. The increase is part of a multi-year plan to bring the minimum wage to $15 by...

Ohio ballot campaigns allowed more flexibility on signatures

May. 20, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Ohio must allow groups pursuing voting law changes, a minimum wage increase and marijuana decriminalization more time and flexibility to qualify for ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus Jr.'s ruling Tuesday...