Friday, July 15, 2005

Florida, Minnesota and New Jersey Raise Minimum Wage

Three States Raise Minimum Wage

Soon, the minimum wage will be rising in three of our nation's states.

Florida, whose minimum wage has increased to $6.15 per hour is expecting the amount to be recalculated and put into effect on January 1, 2006.

Large Minnesota employers will find their minimum wage raised to $6.15 per hour (an increase of $1 per hour). Minimum wage for small employers will be raised to $5.25.

New Jersey's minimum wage will rise to $6.15 an hour on October 1 and to $7.15 and hour on October 1, 2006. This is good news for our New Jersey neighbors.

"Finally, more than 200,000 New Jersey workers, most of them women and minorities, will benefit from a living wage," Acting Governor Richard Codey explained. "Today, 12 states have a higher minimum wage than New Jersey, and none of them have our high cost of living."

To read the full details, click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Stat Counter