States' Minimum Wage Hikes Roll On Without Federal Increase

Law360, New York (January 5, 2017, 5:47 PM EST) -- When the Arizona Supreme Court last week allowed the state's new $10 minimum wage to take effect in the midst of a pending legal challenge, it cleared the way for the state to join 18 others and numerous municipalities in welcoming higher wage floors on Jan. 1, a trend management-side attorneys say is likely to continue in the absence of a federal wage hike.

While the one-sentence order by Arizona's top court applied only to the wage hike in that state — voters in November overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative raising the rate to $10 per hour, which has since been...

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