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Florida's minimum wage is increasing in 2018, but is it enough?
January 22 2018, 01:52 | Alonzo Simpson
These 18 States Just Raised Their Minimum Wage
Minimum wage earners in NY and New Jersey are in for a raise with the new year.
"I'm very concerned raising the cost of entry-level jobs will highlight the differences in cost between doing business in NY versus other states", Goodell said on Friday.
Currently, it's $8.10 an hour, but in 2018 it will increase to $8.25.
In 2006, voters approved an amendment to the Ohio Constitution ties minimum wage to inflation, .
He continued: "In addition to removing some of the lowest paid people out of the USC net, this fourth increase in the minimum wage is an important part of Fine Gael's efforts to ensure that the economic recovery is fair and benefits everyone in society".
"The paid family leave requirements of New York State have taken money out of employee paychecks and have created scheduling challenges for employers in a time when finding employees is hard".
For fast-food workers in New York City, the minimum wage will increase from $12 to $13.50 an hour.
Workers who receive tips will get a wage increase from $4.08 an hour to $4.15.
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. And that is the same rate for smaller companies with annual gross receipts of $305,000 or less per year, after January 1, 2018.
Starting Monday, small companies - those with 25 or fewer employees - will have to pay workers at least $10.50 an hour, up from $10.
Employers are required by the US Department of Labor and also by the State of Ohio Government, to have posted in their businesses the Ohio Labor Law Posters to be in what is called compliance.
The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009 and the purchasing power of the minimum wage has steadily declined for decades.