Maine's minimum wage to increase to $10 an hour

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Fast-food workers with the Fight for $15 campaign have rallied in cities around the country for higher minimum wages

Lucy Nicholson Reuters Fast-food workers with the Fight for $15 campaign have rallied in cities around the country for higher minimum wages

The new figure will be set at €9.55 per hour - an increase of 30c per hour.

The saying, "every dollar counts", will be tested again, as Ohioans once again see a raise in minimum wage next year. Block says MI has the highest state minimum wage in the region.

ME is one of 18 states, including three in New England, raising wages in January. Cathy Young, R-Olean, and Goodell for making sure the increase to $15 is phased in over the next few years.

According to the state Department of Labor, the minimum wage increase for fast-food workers applies to any employee whose job duties include customer service, cooking, food or drink preparation, delivery, security, stocking supplies or equipment, cleaning or routine maintenance. Employees seem to feel that it does not matter, if you switch jobs or not when getting paid so little.

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However, Goodell said he does sympathize with the working poor and how hard it is to balance a budget on minimum wage. Their pay goes up by 15 cents an hour starting today January 1.

"In many cases, our employers are paying beyond minimum wage", he said.

Researchers at UC Berkeley estimated in 2016 that increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour would affect 5.6 million Californians, raising their average annual income by $3,700. The minimum wage covers fast-food workers at more than 130 chains operating in NY, including Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, KFC, McDonalds, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy's.

Employees who are not paid the minimum wage may bring a civil action against the employer or any person violating Florida's minimum wage law.

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