February 12, 2020

Faces of $15 Highlights CT Childcare Center

Last summer, Governor Lamont added Connecticut to the growing list of states that have approved a $15 minimum wage. It didn’t take long for Connecticut’s businesses to feel the negative consequences of this legislation. Just months after the bill was signed, ShopRite, one of the largest grocers in…
California, Washington January 2, 2020

New Year, New (Harmful) Wage Mandates for Business Owners

For many of us, the New Year is a chance to reflect on the past year and resolve to improve in the future. Unfortunately, many business owners may have trouble starting 2020 off on the right foot, thanks to a slew of mandatory wage hikes that took place on January…
December 10, 2019

Ringing in the New Year with Minimum Wage Hikes

As 2019 comes to a close, businesses across the country are bracing for minimum wage hikes that will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Twenty states in total will ring in the New Year with minimum wage increases. The largest year over year increase will occur in New Mexico,…
October 31, 2019

Despite Gallup’s Claims, Most American Workers are Satisfied with their Jobs

According to a new Gallup poll, the majority of Americans are dissatisfied with their current job. This is despite recent economic gains that have grown middle-class incomes to some of the highest levels on record. Even though the overall response on job satisfaction is discouraging, a closer look at…
October 15, 2019

Target Becomes Latest Cautionary Tale On $15

A few years ago, Target announced that it would increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. We’re all in favor of voluntary increases in workers’ pay but Target is learning there’s no such thing as a free lunch. For some employees, the wage increase has led to…
September 25, 2019

The New York Fed Gets It Wrong On New York’s Tipped Wage

In a recent blog post, a team of researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York conclude that the state’s experiment with rapidly-rising minimum wage levels had “no discernible effect on employment.” The researchers draw this conclusion after comparing “leisure and hospitality” employment in bordering counties between…
September 12, 2019

Big Labor Targets Oregon Grocery Stores

Despite mountains of data exposing the negative effects on businesses and workers of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, big labor and activist groups continue to push the policy in states and municipalities across the country. Now they are trying to hide the blowback. One union group is…
September 4, 2019

Bay Area Restaurants are Struggling with Rising Minimum Wages

The consequences of the UC Berkeley labor teams’ flawed studies are once again being felt by small businesses throughout the bay area. Before cities in the Bay Area debated whether or not to raise their minimum wages — they relied on studies by the University of California Berkeley’s labor team…
August 12, 2019

Support for the #fightfor15 – Not What it Seems

Does America support a $15 minimum wage? Democrats in Congress seem to think so. The House voted along party lines last month to pass the “Raise the Wage Act.” This piece of legislation is an unprecedented measure which would more than double the minimum wage and also eliminate the…
August 7, 2019

The New School’s Bogus Analysis on NYC Restaurant Growth

The anecdotal and empirical evidence on the harm caused by New York’s minimum wage experiment is overwhelming. Consider the following: Multiple news articles — including extensive reporting by the Wall Street Journal and Crain’s New York Business —have covered the business closures and cutbacks that followed in the wake of severe…