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PC leader Patrick Brown slams 'rapid' plan to introduce $15 minimum wage -

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown says the Wynne government's plan to introduce a $15 minimum wage is happening too quickly, with little regard for its potential impact on business owners. "My concern is the speed that we're going about this, the fact ...and more »

Small Businesses Struggling With $15 Minimum Wage, New Site Reports - Forbes

Last week Senate Democrats introduced legislation to support a raise for minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Nearly 20 states have already raised minimum wage at the local level. While the Raise the Wage Act may have had positive intentions, it could ...and more »

The Job Implications of a $15 Minimum Wage in Illinois - American Action Forum (press release) (blog)

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Illinois could cost the state 382,200 jobs by 2025, virtually erasing all job growth over the next decade. Illinois is in no position to absorb this shock, as its struggling labor market already lags the ...and more »

Below the Minimum No More - The American Prospect

The Democrats' new $15 minimum wage bill also phases out sub-minimum wages for millions of Americans. PinIt. Share?InstapaperPocket Email Print. Mike Umbrella/Shutterstock. trickle-downers_35.jpg. This week, a majority of the Democrats in both the ...and more »

Future Unclear For Illinois House's $15 Wage - NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

The Illinois House has approved a plan to raise Illinois' minimum wage to $15 an hour. But it faces an uphill climb to become law. Listen. Listening... /. 0:51. Brian Mackey reports on the challenges ahead for a Democratic plan to raise Illinois ...and more »

How businesses can handle the hikes in minimum wage - The Globe and Mail

Following Alberta's lead, the Ontario government has committed to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 and, in addition, is upgrading the mandatory minimum vacation allowance for employees. Business owners now need to make a plan for how ...and more »

Pricey beer, expensive burgers and slow service? Blame Wynne, says bar owner -

The owner of a downtown London, Ont. bar says that increases to minimum wage in his province could mean pricey beer, expensive burgers and slow service. The Ale House on Dundas Street has a large sign outside warning customers that the bar can't afford ...and more »

Minimum wage hike a 'balancing act' for region -

The province's plan to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019 is being viewed as a generally good thing, but needs to be balanced with the potential negative consequences especially for small businesses, critics say. And some analysts believe the ...and more »

Minimum Wage: Reps propose five-year periodic review - Leadership Newspapers

By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, Abuja. The House of Representatives passed for second reading a bill to amend the National Minimum Wage Act to allow for periodic review of the National minimum wage. The bill which seeks to codify and make mandatory, the ...and more »

Small Businesses Can Survive Ontario's New $15 Minimum Wage - Huffington Post Canada

Minimum wage workers in Ontario will be earning 31.5 per cent more by 2019 for doing the same jobs they are today. Not surprisingly, many business owners are concerned about the implications this massive increase in their costs will have on their ...and more »