2 results for tag: minimum wage exemption


Missouri House Votes to Exempt Private Schools From Minimum Wage Increase

By Jaclyn Driscoll The Missouri House on Thursday passed legislation that would exempt private and religious school workers from statewide minimum wage increases. The measure passed by a vote of 94 to 53. The bill aims to create parity between public and private schools, said state Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello, who sponsored the proposal. “Many of the parents just received letters that they will receive a 10% increase over the next five years because of the minimum wage law,” Remole said on the floor during debate. “Which is making it very burdensome for people that are already paying for public school taxes on their personal property and ...

Lawmakers vote to repeal minimum wage exemption for nannies and maids

By Ned Oliver February 28, 2020 Virginia lawmakers finalized passage of legislation Friday that repeals minimum wage exemptions for domestic workers such as maids and nannies. The advocacy group Care in Action, which advocates nationally for the workers, said Virginia is the first state in the South to adopt such protections. “We’ve been waiting for this victory for 400 years,” Alexsis Rodgers, the group’s state director, said in a statement. “Due to the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow era laws, domestic workers were left unprotected and seen as ‘less than’ compared to other workers. Today, we let Virginia and the rest of the ...