Irish minimum wage will go up by 30c on New Year's Day

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Workers in Long Island will have a minimum wage bump to $11/an hour.

New York City fast-food workers will be paid $15 an hour beginning December 31, 2018.

The organization also says almost 500,000 workers earning slightly more than the minimum wage could also receive boosts in 2018 as employers adjust their pay rates.

The federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009 and the purchasing power of the minimum wage has steadily declined for decades.

Another minimum wage hike will be coming for NY workers Sunday.

"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". Then, the wage will increase according to a formula. It will reach $15 an hour on July 1, 2021.

However, Goodell said he does sympathize with the working poor and how hard it is to balance a budget on minimum wage.

The fast food restaurants required to pay the minimum wage are also defined by the agency.

"In many cases, our employers are paying beyond minimum wage", he said.

Minimum wage workers are already making more than that in Emeryville, where the minimum wage is $15.20 - reportedly the highest rate in the country.

The minimum wage is going up in some states and cities, including here in Florida.

Starting Monday, small companies - those with 25 or fewer employees - will have to pay workers at least $10.50 an hour, up from $10.

Governor Cuomo announced Sunday that 2018 will see the beginning of various economic justice programs for the middle class, including minimum wage increases, paid family leave policy, and tax cuts for the middle class.