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Denver"s minimum-wage hike signed into law; Colorado initiative clears House

Two efforts that could lead to higher minimum wages took big steps this week. On Friday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed an ordinance that will raise the floor wage for both city workers and city contractors to $15 per hour. The move will give pa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

Lyft loses court challenge to city"s minimum wage rule

Lyft &g… asked a New York state judge to block a Taxi and Limousine Commission rule, adopted in December, setting a minimum wage for drivers. Judge Andrea Masley denied the request in an order signed... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2019

Florida bill to raise tobacco age to 21 goes up in smoke

The Florida Legislature won’t pass a proposal to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21, House Speaker José Oliva told reporters Wednesday, a day after the Senate signed off on the measure. Florida is one of severa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 2nd, 2019

Hawaii lawmakers defer bill to boost minimum wage bill to $15 by 2023

Hawaii lawmakers meeting in a conference committee have deferred a bill that would have raised the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. House Bill 1191 would have boosted the minimum wage for private employers by $1.80 — Hawaii’s curr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 27th, 2019

See what tweaks have been made to Colorado"s local-minimum-wage bill

They're not enough to win over Republicans who have opposed the bill, however......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 15th, 2019

Jeff Bezos to rivals: hike your wages

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos challenged rival retailers to match Amazon's minimum wage, or even better, beat it. Fred Katayama reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersApr 11th, 2019

Bank of America raising hourly minimum wage to $20

Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 9th, 2019

Maryland Senate passes bill to raise minimum wage to $15

The Maryland Senate passed its version of a bill to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour, advancing the measure closer to final approval. The bill now goes back to the House, which can either accept the Senate's changes from the version .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 14th, 2019

Maryland House approves minimum wage bill

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill that would gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 by 2025, sending the measure onto the Senate. The bill, which passed 96-44 largely along party lines, advanced out of Economic Matters C.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 1st, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court upholds tax hike for transit, culture

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a state law that added sales taxes to some items to benefit public transportation and cultural groups in metropolitan Denver without voter approval......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 23rd, 2018

The case for raising the minimum wage keeps getting stronger

It's been too cold to campaign in frozen North Dakota. But as spring has crept across the state, an unusual ballot initiative is starting to emerge: One that would more than double the minimum wage, from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2021......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 27th, 2018

It"s not regulatory reform, but this new Colorado law could pave the way for it

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bipartisan House Bill 1250 on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 4th, 2018

Lawmakers appear unlikely to vote on minimum-wage hike

Lawmakers appeared unlikely to vote this year to increase Connecticut's minimum wage despite a strongly worded letter from the leader of the state's largest labor organization......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 9th, 2018

Lawmakers fail to vote on minimum-wage hike

Lawmakers appeared unlikely to vote this year to increase Connecticut's minimum wage despite a strongly worded letter from the leader of the state's largest labor organization......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 10th, 2018

Slack confirms Denver office, but will it be its "HQ2?"

Slack Technologies will open a new Denver office this year, but it's unclear if it will house the second headquarters being wooed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development. The EDC unanimously approved a $10.5 million tax incentive package to .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2018

Activist withdraws initiative to limit housing growth in Denver area

Colorado voters will not have the chance to decide in November whether or not to limit residential growth along the Front Range, as the author of a proposed ordinance to do just said he will not try to collect signatures to get his proposal on the state.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 6th, 2018

Skepticism of marijuana is biggest hurdle, Denver mayor says

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock spoke with the Boston Business Journal about the journey to legalization in Colorado and how an initiative to legalize marijuana at the federal level could make businesses more willing to operate in legalized states......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 12th, 2018

D.C."s war over restaurant tips will soon go national

The district’s voters will decide Initiative 77, which would raise the minimum wage on tipped employees. Why don’t workers support it?.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 16th, 2018

The controversy over paying the full minimum wage to restaurant servers, explained

DC’s Initiative 77 ballot measure has led to a lot of hype and drama......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 20th, 2018

The controversy over paying the full minimum wage to restaurant servers, explained

DC’s Initiative 77 ballot measure has led to a lot of hype and drama......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 20th, 2018

Capitol Report: Starbucks closures and D.C. restaurant minimum-wage hike are two sides of same coin

On the same day Starbucks said it would close 150 U.S. stores, voters in Washington, D.C. approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers to $15. The two decisions are not unrelated......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 20th, 2018