Latest Minimum wage News

Hospitality group raises minimum wage, eliminates tipping

Jun. 21, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Owners of a group of restaurants, hotels and bars in Eau Claire have eliminated tipping and have raised their minimum wage to $16 an hour. The Pablo Group says it's following a trend that aims to improve pay equity for all employees. ...

Delaware lawmakers give final approval to $15 minimum wage

Jun. 17, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democrat-led state House voted along party lines Thursday to give final approval to a bill raising Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Democrats approved the measure after defeating half a dozen Republican amendments, including...

Mistrial halts case on minimum wage for immigrant detainees

Jun. 17, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its for-profit detention center in Washington state has ended with a hung jury. U.S. District...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 16, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Awful ‘audit’ idea hatched by GOP in Pa. It seemed only a matter of time before Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania hopped on the “election audit” bandwagon. Turns out, they’ve...

Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

Jun. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation's biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state. Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 02, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Wisconsin. May 27, 2021. Editorial: Lokken release bid seems cynical We’ve gotten a fair number of comments and complaints since we told people former county treasurer Larry Lokken asked the court for a geriatric release from...

Restaurants pay workers, penalties for labor violations

Jun. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sixty-eight employees of two Manchester restaurants have been paid nearly $264,000 in back wages after their employers were found to have violated federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Puerto Vallarta Mexican Grill and Nuevo Vallarta Mexican...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 02, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 31, 2021. Editorial: Baseball boondoggle shows why Nutting should sell Pirates Step right up, one and all, for the chance to see one of the most embarrassing teams in Major League Baseball! On May 27,...

Trial to determine if GEO must pay detainees minimum wage

Jun. 01, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly four years of litigation and pandemic-related delays, a trial is underway to determine whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage to detainees who perform cooking, cleaning and other tasks at its immigration detention center in Washington state. ...

Universal hikes base pay to $15 an hour at Florida resort

May. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort announced Thursday that it's raising the starting minimum wage at the Florida theme park complex to $15 an hour. Universal says the higher wages apply to both full and part-time workers starting June 27. That makes Universal...