Seattle raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour

by admin 4. June 2014 05:06

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation. You can learn more from yahoo news today.

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Washington State's minimum wage moving up to $9.04 per hour

by admin 30. September 2011 10:24

Washington state's minimum wage is increasing to $9.04 an hour starting in January.

The Department of Labor and Industries announced the change Friday, raising the barrier from $8.67 an hour. The move will keep the state's minimum wage as the highest in the nation

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Florida Senate approves business tax cut that shrinks unemployment benefits

by admin 9. May 2011 08:50

Florida Republicans this weekend also succeeded in reducing their state’s unemployment benefits, sending a bill to Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) for his signature:

A bill that would establish some of the deepest and most far-reaching cuts in unemployment benefits in the nation is heading for the desk of Gov. Rick Scott…The legislation would cut maximum state benefits to 23 weeks from 26 when the jobless rate is 10.5 percent or higher. If lower, the maximum would decline on a sliding scale until bottoming at 12 weeks if the jobless rate was 5 percent or less.

Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, suggested her bill was a take-it-or-leave-it offer for the House, Gov. Rick Scott and the business lobbyists, all of whom have been pushing her to cap benefits at no more than 20 weeks.

“It encourages people to get back into the job market,” Detert said

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