The minimum wage increased in the Sunshine State by 15 cents to $8.25.
The coalition of labor, religious, and community organizations collected 274,652 signatures for the two petitions 139,055 for a $15 minimum wage and 135,597 for paid leave far more than the 64,750 required for each one.
Mexico will raise its minimum wage on Dec. 1 from 80.04 pesos per day to 88.36 pesos, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday.
The San Jose City Council on Tuesday voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 as part of a regional effort to ensure more Silicon Valley residents benefit from the growing economy.
Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans will get a raise Jan. 1. Arizona voters have approved Proposition 206 to boost the state’s minimum wage and to require employers to provide paid sick time.
On January 1, 2018, the minimum wage goes up to $9.25. Any future increases will be tied to the Michigan Treasurer, the unemployment rate and the Consumer Price Index.
The authorities are exerting efforts to increase the minimum pay rate as workers are struggling with the rising cost of living in their daily lives.
Credit ratings agencies have said a minimum wage could help stabilise the labour market and reduce the number of costly strikes in Africa’s most industrialised economy.
The data suggest that the traditional economic idea that rising wage prices reduce the number of available low-paid jobs might not be true.
Qatar has committed to a range of labour law reforms, including the introduction of a minimum wage.