by James DeChene
In recent weeks news stories have been written on the impact of minimum wage hikes in places like Seattle, Los Angeles, and now New York State. A few interesting items to note stemming from these reports:
Last year a task force was created to study the low wage, service worker industry in an attempt to quantify what a minimum wage increase would mean to employers and their employees. A subsequent piece of legislation was introduced to increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $10.25 per hour by 2019. Debate on this bill is expected in 2016.
James DeChene is the Chamber's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs.