NJ Assembly Panel OKs Putting Minimum Wage Raise To Vote

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 12:33 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee on Monday approved a resolution that will ask voters to authorize a proposed minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $8.25 that will give the state one of the country's highest minimum wages.

The resolution will propose a constitutional amendment that will provide annual cost-of-living increases based on rises in the consumer price index, in addition to hiking the minimum wage, Assembly Democrats said in a statement. If the federal minimum wage is raised above New Jersey's, the state rate will...
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