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Could Raising the Minimum Wage Affect My Business?

Much controversy has surrounded the recent push by many states to raise minimum wage levels to match an increase in the price of living across the country. People either think it will greatly increase the quality of life for entry-level workers, or create too much strain on businesses that rely on low-skilled labor. A recent article cited that over 60 restaurants in the San Francisco area have closed since last September, following minimum wage increases. In New Jersey, the minimum wage is $8.44, and Governor Chris Christie struck down an agreement to raise the minimum wage to $15, by 2021. 3 Ways Raising the Minimum Wage Could Change Your Business Employee loyalty: An employee getting paid more of a livable wage is most likely going to give you better performance and be more inclined to try to retain their job for a longer time. This could help the quality of…
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What You Need to Know About Minimum Wage

Employment Attorneys Explain Exemptions It is very important that workers understand the basics of minimum wage laws so that their employers do not take advantage of them. Oftentimes, employers will pay their workers less than minimum wage or require that they work more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay. Are There Exceptions to the Federal Minimum Wage? Since 2009, the minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour. If a worker is located in a state with a minimum wage higher than the national standard, they are to receive the higher wage. The following are the only exceptions to federal minimum wage laws: Disabled Workers — If a worker’s productive capacity is significantly inhibited by a physical or mental disability, then they are eligible to receive less than minimum wage. This includes disabilities such as blindness, mental illness, cerebral palsy and substance abuse. Employees with disabilities must receive a…
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