SB106 will force a wage increase of $0.75 each year for 5 years or until the minimum wage paid by the employer is $12.00 per hour or more, if the employer does not provide healthcare.
If the employer provides healthcare the minimum wage would be $11.00.
I am sure there will be much conversation over this.
One question I have is (and the language is not specific) if the wage stands at $11.90 is the minimum increase $0.75 bringing the wage to $12.60 ? Or is the increase just $0.10 bringing the wage to the $12.00 minimum ? The bill language only calls for a mandatory “$0.75 each year for five years or until the minimum wage is $12.00 or more”.
A funny thing I just discovered. SB106 that would raise the minimum wage to $12.00 an hour only applies to employees in “private employment”.
ha ha ha
Govt employees already make much more, don’t they?
But this is another illustration of making laws for others, exempting themselves.
Right, except in this case the government worker is being left behind
because they are apparently not included.
And so I ask again, are there ANY gov’t employees who only make minimum wage?