20 States, Including New York, To Raise Minimum Wage In New Year

first_imgPexels Stock Image.ALBANY – Twenty states including New York are raising their minimum wage rates by January first.It’s part of previously-scheduled efforts to adjust for cost-of-living gains, or to ratchet up toward goals like $15 an hour minimum pay.The minimum hourly wage in New York State will increase 70 cents, to $12.50 an hour.In New Mexico, the minimum wage will increase from the current nine-dollar an hour wage, to $10.50. In California, the rate for employers with 26 workers or more will rise from $13, to $14 an hour.In Minnesota, the gain is just pennies, to a $10.80 hourly rate for large employers.Nevertheless, the wage boosts come at a much-needed time for many Americans, especially for lower wage workers that have been hit particularly hard by the economic fallout of the pandemic.However, some lawmakers and business organizations have called for a pause on the scheduled minimum wage hikes, citing the burden on small businesses that are already struggling.The federal minimum wage of $7.25 cents per hour hasn’t changed since 2009.Twenty states will still have a minimum wage either equal to or below the federal level. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Rising Sun Softball Team Outshines Batesville

first_imgThe Rising Sun Lady Shiners beat The Batesville Lady Bulldogs 12-2 in Varsity Softball action.Batesville vs. Rising Sun Softball (5-12)The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action Tuesday Night (5-13) at East Central to battle The Lady Trojans in EIAC Play.  1st Pitch will be at 5:30 PM.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Jody Thomas and Mike Ploeger with Max Preps.last_img

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BiH Olympic Delegation arrived to Rio

first_imgThe BiH Olympic team arrived to Rio de Janeiro. The best BiH athlete Amel Tuka was the first to share the news on social networks, by posting a photo from Rio.According to the head of Olympic delegation of BiH Said Fazlagić, everyone except the tennis player Mirza Bašić arrived to Rio. Bašić was expected to join the team in several hours, and some of the BiH athletes have already did their first trainings.“Everyone except Bašić arrived to Rio and I must say that our Brazilian hosts have invested great efforts in making everything top class. We had some problems with the plane transportation because of the strike of Air France, but we managed to solve that and now everything is fine. Tennis player Damir Džumhur, shooter Tatjana Đekanović and swimmer Mihajlo Čeprkalo had their first training sessions this morning already,” Fazlagić said yesterday.BiH tennis players Mirza Bašić and Damir Džumhur will be the first ones to learn the names of their opponents after a draw that will be held on August 6. First performances in the Olympics will be by the swimmer Amina Kajtaz in the discipline of 100m butterfly stroke and the shooter Tatjana Đekanović.Athletes in the BiH Olympic team are Amel Tuka, Hamza Alić, Kemal Mešić, Mesud Pezer, Lucia Kimani (athletics), Damir Džumhur, Mirza Bašić (tennis), Larisa Cerić (judo), Tatjana Đekanović (shooting), Amina Kajtaz and Mihajlo Čeprkalo (swimming).Head of the mission is Said Fazlagić and his deputy is Dejana Sadžak. The tripartite Presidency of the Olympic Committee of BiH, with Marijan Kvesić, Siniša Kisić and Izet Rađo, also arrived to Rio.(Source: faktor.ba/photo: Facebook)last_img read more

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