2 results for tag: raise minimum wage


Over 200 businesses in Orange County may raise minimum wage to $14.90

By Heather Leah, January 7 2020 A nonprofit announced Tuesday that hundreds of businesses in Orange County may increase their minimum wage to $14.90 in 2020. The Orange County Living Wage coalition, or OCLW, works with participating businesses to promote higher salaries for their employees. Over 200 locally-owned companies have voluntarily joined the OCLW certification program since it began in 2015. OCLW defines a "living wage" as "the minimum income a worker needs to cover his or her most basic needs – rent, utilities, food, transportation, childcare – freed of any form of governmental assistance." Minimum wage in North Carolina is ...

The minimum wage is going up

Bill McCamley, Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Workforce solutions Dec. 5, 2019 On January 1, 2020 the New Mexico Minimum Wage will grow to $9 an hour from its current rate of $7.50 thanks to a law passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. This moves New Mexico from one of the lowest wages in the country to join most other states in raising pay for workers. Our rate will further build to $10.50 in 2021, $11.50 in 2022, and $12 in 2023. Governor Lujan Grisham passionately believes nobody should work 40 hours a week and live in poverty. This boost will help hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans live better. Wages have not ...