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Minimum wage to rise to $12.55 by 2022 in Vermont

By Lisa Rathke Vermont’s minimum wage will increase to $12.55 an hour by 2022 after the Democrat-led House voted Tuesday to override the Republican governor’s veto of the bill. The vote was 100-49. Since the Senate voted 24-6 this month in favor of the override, the House’s action means the minimum wage increase from the current $10.96 is now law, according to Rebecca Kelley, the governor’s spokeswoman. It takes effect July 1. “Today’s vote reaffirms the legislature’s commitment to Vermont’s working families,” said House Speaker, Mitzi Johnson, a Democrat from South Hero, in a written statement. “A wage increase will be ...

Minimum wage to rise to $12.55 by 2022 in Vermont

By Lisa Rathke / February 25, 2020 MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's minimum wage will increase to $12.55 an hour by 2022 after the Democrat-led House voted Tuesday to override the Republican governor's veto of the bill. The vote was 100-49. Since the Senate voted 24-6 this month in favor of the override, the House's action means the minimum wage increase from the current $10.96 is now law, according to Rebecca Kelley, the governor's spokeswoman. It takes effect July 1. “Today's vote reaffirms the legislature’s commitment to Vermont’s working families,” said House Speaker, Mitzi Johnson, a Democrat from South Hero, in a written ...

States, Employees Examine Wages

By Vending Market Watch February 17, 2020 Pushes for pay increases continue as more and more states have considered legislation to raise their minimum wages, including Vermont, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Rhode Island, to varying results. Ranstad US released a report last month detailing American workers' perception of their wages of the Randstad 2020 U.S. Compensation Insights survey. About 1,200 employed adults participate in the survey, which Dynata conducted in August and September 2019 on behalf of Randstad. Read More

Vermont lawmakers return Tuesday promising quick action on key legislation

By Stewart Ledbetter Jan 6, 2020 Vermont lawmakers return to the Statehouse Tuesday for the second half of the biennium. In the opening days of 2020, the House and Senate will consider compromise legislation to raise the state minimum wage and establish mandatory paid family leave benefits for all workers. Democrats are considering a mandatory leave program funded through a small payroll tax on all Vermont employees. "Everyone agrees we need to move quickly on these bills and come to a resolution on them so Vermonters can begin to see the benefits of having the flexibility to take care of a family member, new baby, a sick parent and our ...