Millions Of Americans Prepare For A 2017 Pay Raise

The new rates go into effect December 31 and the state has launched 1-888-4-NYSDOL to assist with any issues.New York’s minimum wage will vary by region. After 2020, according to the law, the minimum wage will continue to $15 but on a schedule determined by the state budget and labor departments.”This $1.50 increase, I can not even comprehend or tell you how important this will be”, Alvin Major, a New York City fast-food worker and father of four, told the Associated Press.”When it comes to minimum wage, I feel as though any increase is going to help, even the smallest amount adds up at the end of the week”, said Alicia Smith, 32, of Port Huron.The minimum wage also will rise to $10 an hour in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Questions over whether Queen will attend New Year’s Day service
What do you think will happen when the Queen dies? It has now been 11 days since the Queen has been seen in public. Royal aides say they are not expecting to know if the Queen will be in attendance until New Year’s Day morning. Rene Hall-Ironside, 49, of Port Huron, said she disagrees and doesn’t support the minimum wage increase. Pay in suburban areas will range from $9.70 an hour to $10.The highest statewide minimum wage in the country will be $11, in MA and Washington.Indeed, 2017 will be a great reprieve for many who are happy to see 2016 go, and it will be especially sweet for some of America’s lowest-paid hourly workers.The minimum wage rates being so low hits women harder than it does men.Berkshire General Store co-owner P.J. Hunt anticipates having to hire employees soon, and a higher minimum wage might affect how many people are hired and how many hours they work, he said. At other times during the campaign, however, he suggested wages were already “too high.”Puzder isn’t alone in opposing minimum wage increases. Clouds build, rain arrives for New Year
New Year’s Eve (Saturday): It’s a decent day to be out and about as partly-to-mostly sunny skies grace the area. Friday will begin with showers in the morning with a chance of rainfall continuing into the afternoon. A number of states voted to raise pay through ballot initiatives in November.Local government can also set higher minimum wages.”Proposing a living wage of $15/hour in Hawaii, MUST the break cycle of poverty!”Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. This raise will make things better. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.If you’re like most Americans, you’re a few years (or more) behind on your retirement savings. Many of them rely on public assistance. Once you learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits, we think you could retire confidently with the peace of mind we’re all after. Taiwan president plans United States stops in move sure to irk China
She further called on China to engage in “calm and rational” talks in a bid to find a “reasonable” solution to the dispute. China also scored a diplomatic victory when tiny Sao Tome and Principe switched recognition to Beijing from Taiwan.

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