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$15 US Minimum Wage Bill Could Be Helped Along With Sweeteners

Feb. 4, 2019, 11:16 AM

Workers in some parts of New York have already started earning the state’s new $15 hourly minimum wage, while those in lower-cost regions of the Empire State will see their raises phased in later, to make the change more palatable to businesses.

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is expected to sign legislation that would gradually increase the state’s hourly minimum wage to $15 over the next five years. The measure provides a longer phase-in period for small businesses and tax credits for employers that hire people with...

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