Latest Minimum wage News

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...

Virginia State Senator Thomas Norment, R-James City County, top center, gathers his caucus in a caucus tent as they prepare for the reconvene session at the Science Museum of Virginia Wednesday April 22, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The Senate is meeting in a remote location due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)

Lawmakers vote to delay wage hike, raises because of virus

Apr. 22, 2020 9:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers held a legislative session unlike any in the state's more than 400-year history Wednesday, donning masks and keeping their distance from each other as they voted to delay a minimum wage hike, teacher raises, and other items amid uncertainty about the coronavirus...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam heads to the podium to begin his press briefing on Covid-19 inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Friday, April 10, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia gov seeks to delay minimum wage hike due to virus

Apr. 12, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed an amendment to a bill increasing the state's minimum wage that would delay its implementation several months, his office announced Sunday. The governor’s office also said he...

Washington Supreme Court: No minimum wage for jurors

Apr. 9, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court says people are not entitled to make minimum wage for jury duty. Three citizens who reported for jury duty or who served on juries filed a class-action lawsuit against King County, challenging their $10-a-day pay. In an 8-1 decision Thursday, the court...