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Assessing the impact of raising Wyoming"s minimum wage

William A. Glover

Assessing the impact of raising Wyoming"s minimum wage

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Published by Wyoming Department of Employment, Research and Planning in Casper, Wyoming (Box 2760, Casper 82604) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Wyoming.
    • Subjects:
    • Minimum wage -- Wyoming.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by Tony Glover, David Bullard, Craig Henderson.
      ContributionsBullard, David, 1971-, Henderson, Craig, 1963-, Wyoming. Dept. of Employment. Research and Planning Section.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD4919.W8 G56 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL123890M
      LC Control Number99492623

      Raising the minimum wage has economic consequences: it reduces employment particularly among low-skilled workers; increases wages of affected workers but at the expense of low-wage workers losing their jobs; has no net effect on low-income families or on reducing poverty rates; produces negative effects on skills and school completion rates.   On Ma , the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions convened a hearing at which Douglas W. Elmendorf, CBO Director, testified about CBO’s report The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income (February ). Some Members of the Committee submitted further questions for the record, and this document provides .   The cities of Los Angeles and Chicago both have local minimum wage ordinances going into effect July 1 that will increase the mandated hourly wage 5 . Potential minimum wage raise in Wyoming. Febru Monika "Monarcha" Leininger News, Wyoming 0. Rachel Allen. [email protected] A bill that would raise Wyoming’s minimum wage will be up for consideration at the state legislature, for the third year in a row.


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Assessing the impact of raising Wyoming"s minimum wage by William A. Glover Download PDF EPUB FB2

Wyoming's state minimum wage rate is $ per is the same as the current Federal Minimum Wage rate. The minimum wage applies to most employees in Wyoming, with limited exceptions including tipped employees, some student workers, and other exempt occupations. The Wyoming minimum wage was last changed inwhen it was raised $ from $ to $ Federal minimum wage laws apply to MOST (almost all) hourly employees.

But there are exceptions (depending on the state) very small businesses (usually only one or two employees), farms, etc only have to pay the state minimum wage instead.

According to the White House, raising the minimum wage to the proposed amount would increase earnings for 28 million people, while boosting the economy through increased consumer activity. In addition, it projects that 19 million workers would see a direct wage increase.

At the current minimum wage, a full-time worker earns $14, a year. The impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $12 by on workers The most detailed study in recent years of the minimum wage’s effects was published in a book by economists Dale Belman and Paul Wolfson.5 Belman and Wolfson conducted a meta-analysis (a study of studies) of over scholarly papers on the minimum wage.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted against a bill to raise the state minimum wage in the state to $ House Bill (HB ), was introduced to the Wyoming Legislature with the intent to raise the current state minimum wage of. What Raising Tipped Workers' Wages Could Mean For Economy A new White House report says raising the minimum wage for tip-based workers will be a big help to women.

Tell Me More hears from the Cato. Wyoming Standard Minimum Wage $ / hour The minimum wage is the entry-level hourly wage paid to employees by their employer. Tipped Minimum Wage $ / hour The tipped wage is the base wage for employees who earn tips (such as servers and bartenders).

Tipped employees are guaranteed to earn the minimum wage when tips are included. Wyoming politicians and businesses maintain that raising the state minimum wage to $ an hour isn’t necessary, because most employers pay at least the federal level.

But not all of them do. A worker who is in any occupation not covered by the Fair Labor Assessing the impact of raising Wyomings minimum wage book Act is subject to the state minimum wage, not the federal. Raising the full minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage will help reduce poverty among women and their families, as well as make progress toward closing the gender pay gap.

About one-quarter (26 percent) of all workers who would benefit from increasing the minimum wage to $ have dependent children, and 31 percent of female workers who.

The following are some of the other notable facts about the state’s minimum wage: 1. Wyoming has the lowest minimum wage in the nation.

The state minimum wage in Wyoming is $ per hour, well below the federal minimum wage of $ per hour, as noted by the U.S. Department of Labor. However, in states where the state and federal minimum Author: Lea Terry. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking legislative support to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by Dec.

31,in New York. In the United States, the minimum wage was first introduced in via the Fair Labor Standards Act. This original minimum wage was set at 25 cents per hour, or about $4 per hour when adjusted for inflation. Today's federal minimum wage is higher than this both in Author: Jodi Beggs.

Minimum wage is one of the most studied topics in economics. This paper examines some of the Assessing the impact of raising Wyomings minimum wage book important issues related to the effects of raising minimum wage, based on new contributions in.

PAGE ONE Economics Since its inception, the federal minimum wage has been used as one way to help alleviate poverty and promote a sense of economic fairness. The federal minimum wage was first enacted in as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act and set minimum hourly wages at 25 cents per hour, but the law excluded large segments of the File Size: KB.

Minimum wage is one of the most studied topics in economics. This paper examines some of the most important issues related to the effects of raising minimum wage, based on new contributions in theoretical and empirical research, roughly since Our purpose was to find in the literature an explanation for the recent raise of minimum wage, in Author: Silvia Mărginean, Alina Ştefania Chenic.

Raising the minimum wage to $ per hour would benefit times as many workers and boost total wages more than five times as much as an alternative proposal to increase the minimum wage to $ per hour. The majority of workers in Pennsylvania that would get a raise as a result of a statewide minimum wage increase are adults (87%) working.

However, a meta-analysis of 64 US minimum wage studies showed an insignificant employment impact (both practically and statistically) from minimum wage raises, suggesting that any resulting employment effects are “too difficult to detect and/or are very small and policy-irrelevant.”[58] A study of Seattle’s increase in minimum.

The state’s minimum wage is $ an hour, $ lower than the federal minimum the state rate is rarely, if at all, paid. Companies that engage in interstate commerce have to pay the.

Originally, House Billbrought by Rep. James Byrd, D-Cheyenne, would have raised Wyoming’s minimum wage to $ an hour for non-tipped. Living Wage Calculation for Wyoming. The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family.

The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time ( hours per year). Wyoming employers need to be aware of recent changes in the federal minimum wage.

Although the Wyoming minimum wage is currently $ per hour, most employees are entitled to the federal minimum wage of $ per hour.

Wyoming is one of four states with a minimum wage lower than the federal minimum wage. Those states include Arkansas, Kansas. wage supporters have proposed minimum wage levels greater than the federal minimum wage of $ This paper examines in a variety of di-mensions the effects of one such proposal.

In Pennsylvania, the minimum wage is proposed to rise from $ to $ in January $ in Januaryand indexed to infla-tion starting in January   If the minimum wage is increased from $ to $ per hour, demand for unskilled labor could drop by as much as 15 percent in jobs that earn.

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RAISING THE STATE MINIMUM WAGE. By: John Moran, Associate Analyst. You asked how increasing the minimum wage would affect the state ' s economy. HBcurrently under consideration by the General Assembly, would increase the state's minimum hourly wage from $ to $ on January 1, and to $ on January 1, Wyoming Overtime Wage Calculator: In Wyoming, overtime hours are any hours over 40 worked in a single week.

Federal labor law requires overtime hours be paid at times the normal hourly rate. Enter any overtime hours you worked during the wage period. Wyoming exempts executive employees from its minimum wage requirements; however, Wyoming does not define the criteria for an employee to be deemed an executive employee.

WY Statute (c) The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding executive employees may provide reasonable guidance.

This study has examined the impact of raising the minimum wage rate in South Dakota. An analysis was conducted for four different scenarios regarding the minimum wage rate. It was assumed that the minimum wage rate was increased from its present.

Currently, Washington, D.C. boasts the highest minimum wage at $, with Washington state and Massachusetts coming in tied at $/hr.

In the District of Columbia, someone earning minimum wage would have to work for 30 years (that’s pre-tax) to afford the average cost of a D.C. home, which currently has a sale price of approximately $, that would benefit from a minimum wage increase earn % of their family's income.

Increasing the minimum wage to $ per hour would result in a meaningful boost to family incomes in the region and help grow Wyoming County's economy. Giving Wyoming County's Economy a Boost: The Impact of Raising the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage to $ Per Hour.

The federal minimum wage does not apply to everyone. There are a few exceptions. And that's what Wyoming's minimum wage laws cover. For example, if a company does less than $, a year in business, and does not engage in interstate commerce, they are exempt from federal minimum wage, but the state minimum wage could apply (depends on the actual state law that sets minimum.

payments and predetermined wage rates on public works projects as well as preference for Wyoming contractors and employees. MINIMUM WAGE Under Wyoming law, non-exempt employees are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than: Beginning April 1, to present, $ an hour.

Employees specifically exempt from the State minimum wage include: 1. Minimum Wage by State. Alabama minimum wage rate is $ Alaska minimum wage rate is $ Arizona minimum wage rate is $ Arkansas minimum wage Author: BDB Payroll.

Minimum wage. Wyoming’s current minimum wage is $ WY Statute (a). Wyoming employers must also comply with federal minimum wage laws, which currently sets the federal minimum wage at $ See FLSA: Minimum Wage.

We assume she pays $ per month in rent, earns the state minimum wage working either part-time for 20 hours per week or full-time and.

The State of Wyoming established its own prevailing wage regulations in the “Wyoming Prevailing Wage Act of ” (WPWA) (WS to ). Prevailing wage determinations are created after surveying contractors and unions both within and outside the State, and they establish the rate that is paid most often (prevailing) for each.

Los Angeles's minimum wage currently stands at $9 per hour. Last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising it to $ byand some members of. below the minimum wage and to measure the impact of the minimum wage increase o n 3 For detailed review of studies o n the minimum wage and employment, see Neumark and Wascher (2 ).Author: Cuong Viet Nguyen.

As in many states, Idaho's minimum wage hasn't changed sincewhen the hourly minimum was boosted by the federal government. The U.S. Bureau of. A state's minimum wage is the least amount of money an employer can pay workers, and applies to employees earning an hourly wage, not those on salary.

Technically, the minimum wage in Wyoming is $, making it the lowest in the : Lea Terry. The Labor Standards Office of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services enforces all labor laws created for the protection of Wyoming workers.

Labor Standards works to. Process, investigate, mediate and render decisions on complaints of employment discrimination and claims for wages; Provide employees and employers information and referrals on wage, benefit and employment decision matters.

Minimum wage laws protect all employees, whether or not they receive tips. Employees are entitled to earn the full minimum wage per hour as set by federal or state law. Currently, the federal minimum wage is $ an hour.

Wyoming’s minimum wage is lower, so the federal rate applies.ANALYSIS In Support of Raising the Minimum Wage half the average wage of production and nonmanagerial workers. By the mids, at its low in real terms, the minimum wage was only 30% of the average wage (see Chart 2).

It rose in the last round of mini-mum wage hikes between andbut it is still low compared with minimum.The Impact Of An Increasing Minimum Wage. Air Date: Thursday, Jpm; Share: Listen Download. Do minimum wage increases hurt or help a city? It depends who you talk to. Seattle's recent increase led to two conflicting studies, differentiated by definitions of "low wage" and impacted by an already growing economy.

We look at both.