In yet another example of how those who were pushing the $15 minimum wage didn't to their homework, or use business common sense, a new University of Washington study shows while workers ARE making noticeably more money, it's offset because they're getting fewer hours.
When the Washington State minimum wage went up $1.45 on January 1st, it was the first in a series of hikes that will eventually get the state wage to $13.50, from $9.55, many predicted the effects would start to show.
So much has been said about I-1433, which would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $13.50 by the year 2020, and add mandatory paid sick leave for every worker (regardless of the business) by the year 2018. How will it affect business? How will it affect you, and retail-business p…
This November, Washington state voters will decide not only whether to raise the state's minimum wage for every business to $13.50 by the year 2020, but whether to deliver a huge economic blow to small businesses.