minimum wage

Minimum wage increase for new year

Ashland, Ore.– Starting July 1st, minimum wage will be going up to $10.75 in Jackson and Josephine counties and $10.50 in Klamath County. Opinion on how the rate hike will affect local businesses ranges. Some in the food service industry say it’s …

Minimum wage increase takes effect July 1

Medford, Ore. – Minimum wage will be going up again as part of Oregon’s 6-year plan. And the biggest thing on people’s minds is how it could affect the cost of living. Local economist Guy Tauer said, “Most people earning minimum wage …

New year brings new laws in California

Sacramento, Cal.- Californians will face a multitude of new laws once the new year hits, many of which will impact daily life. The laws range from minimum wage to gun ownership. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the state will start its march toward …

Oregon minimum wage to increase Thursday

Medford, Ore. — Beginning Thursday, minimum wage will increase for thousands of Oregon workers. In Jackson County alone, economists estimate that increase will affect about 12,000 jobs, mainly in retail trade and leisure and hospitality. “That’s about 1 in 8 workers who …

California minimum wage increase

Yreka, CA., — California could soon become be the first state to approve a $15 minimum wage. While it may not make a big impact on some of California’s largest corporations, for small business owners it’s a different story. Lawmakers, the governor …

Universities assess cost of Oregon’s minimum wage

Ashland, Ore. — Oregon’s minimum wage will start climbing higher in a matter of months, affecting local businesses, big corporations and the state’s public universities where hundreds of students work at minimum wage. Now, university officials say they’ll have to evaluate how …

Oregon House votes to increase minimum wage

Salem, Ore. — The Oregon State House voted on Thursday to increase the minimum wage. The bill creates a “tiered” system to raise the minimum wage over six years in three different categories; Portland, rural counties, and everywhere else. Wages would be …