As The Ball Drops, Minimum Wage Rises In 19 States

Law360 (January 4, 2019, 9:13 PM EST) -- As the calendar flipped to January, 19 states as well as several cities saw their minimum wage rates tick upward, a trend that experts say is likely to continue, since the government hasn’t moved to increase the federal wage floor in a decade.

The latest batch of wage increases are the result of a combination of state legislative action, ballot initiatives approved by voters, and scheduled cost-of-living increases. The federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour has remained unchanged since 2009.  

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