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View Diary: DC Mayor Rejects Living Wage Ordinance. California to Raise Minimum Wage to $10. (70 comments)

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  •  jpm - while there are certainly laws (2+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, llywrch

    that treat some employers differently, such as exempting companies employing fewer than 50 employees from certain rules, or in some local cases 5 employees, are there examples of this concept of a tiered minimum wage?

    I think there is an issue of fundamental fairness to require certain employers to pay a different minimum wage than other employers. However, if this has been done in other cities I would be interested in how it has been implemented and what results have been shown.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 10:08:12 AM PDT

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    •  In Brazil and Japan (2+ / 0-)
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      according to Wikipedia, minimum wage can vary by industry.

      I don't know about variation by number of employees, but it certainly seems to make as much sense as having other regulations vary by number of employees.

      San Francisco's minimum wage seems to have been applied to small businesses (10 or fewer) in a different manner than it was applied to larger ones when it was first passed.  I'm not sure whether any such distinction is still in effect.

    •  Well, here we go (1+ / 0-)
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      The Eureka Fair Wage Act, already qualified for the November general election in 2014 will raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour for larger employers.

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