Employers should review our summary chart to be sure that they are aware of applicable state minimum-wage increases for 2017.
Be sure you are aware of all applicable state and local minimum-wage increases for 2016.
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.
Recent state and local minimum-wage initiatives demonstrate that implementing a nationwide increase is neither wise nor warranted.
Recent developments weigh against an increase in the FLSA's minimum wage.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' claim that over 3 million workers are paid at or below the FLSA's $7.25 minimum wage is subject to serious doubt.
The White House Press Office reports that President Obama has now signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.
Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum-wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour.
What might be the tradeoff for groundbreaking FLSA minimum-wage increases?
Why hasn't the FLSA minimum wage increased to a level more than 450% higher than it is?