Latest Minimum wage News

Bank of America to raise minimum wage to $25/hr by 2025

May. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America plans to set the minimum wage for all positions at the company to $25 an hour by 2025. It would be the highest minimum wage paid by a big bank and could pressure rivals to follow suit. Wages have been rising at major banks in recent...

Migrant crawfish workers allege 60-hour weeks, low wages

May. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two migrant workers from Mexico are suing a Louisiana crawfish processor over wages they say fell well below the minimum wage. The federal lawsuit filed this week in Alexandria says the two routinely worked 10 or more hours a day, six days a week,...

Arizona joins 12 GOP states in ending extra unemployment pay

May. 13, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday joined a growing number of Republican governors who are stopping payment of an extra $300 a week in pay for unemployed workers as a way to force people to return to work. The governor’s action ends of use of federal...

House votes to abolish training wage and youth wage

May. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state House has voted to approve a Democratic proposal eliminating a provision in Delaware law that allows employers to pay minors and probationary workers less than the minimum wage. The measure cleared the Democrat-controlled House on a strict...

Groups sue over maneuver that weakened wage, sick time laws

May. 11, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans' lame-duck maneuver to weaken voter-proposed minimum wage and paid sick leave laws was unconstitutional, organizers of the ballot initiatives said in lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint came more than 16 months after the state...

Indiana restoring work-search rule for jobless benefits

May. 11, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents receiving unemployment benefits will again have to show they are actively searching for work as the governor is reinstating a requirement that he lifted soon after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb...

Johns Hopkins plans to boost minimum wage to $15 an hour

May. 06, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Johns Hopkins plans to boost the minimum wage at its university and health system to $15 an hour. The institutions announced the increase that affects more than 6,000 workers in the state on Thursday. Together they are the largest private employer in Maryland. The...

How companies rip off poor employees — and get away with it

May. 04, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers struggling through the pandemic face another hazard of hard times: employers who steal their wages. When a recession hits, U.S. companies are more likely to stiff their lowest-wage workers,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 2, 2021. Editorial: Medicaid is up to you now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson — and you know the right answer Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike...

Wage theft: Methodology for analysis of Labor data

May. 04, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

To perform this analysis, The Center for Public Integrity analyzed data provided by the Labor Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. The data used in the analysis covers the period from October 2005 through September 2020 and includes all cases in which the agency...