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minimum wage and its impact on South Carolina

James E. Estes

minimum wage and its impact on South Carolina

by James E. Estes

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Published by University of South Carolina, Bureau of Business and Economic Research in Columbia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Carolina.
    • Subjects:
    • Minimum wage -- South Carolina.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby James E. Estes.
      SeriesUniversity of South Carolina. Bureau of Business and Economic Research. Essays in economics, no. 18
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD4919.S6 E8
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 52 p.
      Number of Pages52
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5739924M
      LC Control Number70626134

        Federal prevailing wage laws have been on the books since What happened when Ohio exempted schools from prevailing wage? Five years after schools were exempted, the Ohio Legislative Service Commission finalized research that found “indications” of $ million in aggregate school construction savings due to the partial repeal during the post-exemption : Jake Zuckerman.   Just last year, South Carolina’s legislature thankfully killed a proposed minimum wage increase, but it’s only a matter of time before it resurfaces. In a manufacturing state like South Carolina, an hourly wage increase leading to a % monthly wage decrease would be detrimental to South Carolina’s workers.

      West Virginia's state minimum wage rate is $ per is greater than the Federal Minimum Wage of $ You are entitled to be paid the higher state minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to most employees in West Virginia, with limited exceptions including tipped employees, some student workers, and other exempt occupations.. The West Virginia minimum wage was last changed in Raising Minimum Wage Words | 4 Pages. Would raising the minimum wage create more wealth in America? Anti-poverty groups certainly think so, persistently advocating for an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, with black and Hispanic voters being the leading advocates at 89% and 71% of their population.

      That is untrue. Let’s ask the Man who created it: F.D.R. Makes the Case for the Minimum Wage “No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.” “Do not let any cala.   Arkansas has already raised its minimum wage to $ Shoot, even West Virginia has a state minimum wage of $ Altogether, 26 other states have a minimum wage higher than Louisiana and 19 of those are already at $9 or above. The U.S. has an income disparity that should be embarrassing—and it’s only getting wider.


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Minimum wage and its impact on South Carolina by James E. Estes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Estes, James E. Minimum wage and its impact on South Carolina. Columbia, University of South Carolina, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, The minimum wage last changed inwhen it was raised $ (both federally and in South Carolina) from $ to $ The state is one of 19 with the same minimum wage as the federal rate.

While it’s likely the minimum wage will remain at $ until the federal minimum wage is increased, there are proponents of instituting a state rate. South Carolina Under 20 Minimum Wage - $ - Federal law allows any employer in South Carolina to pay a new employee who is under 20 years of age a training wage of $ per hour.

While many states have enacted state minimum wage laws above the federal minimum, South Carolina (like many others) has not. There are, however, efforts underway in South Carolina to raise the state’s minimum wage.

Several representatives have introduced a bill to raise South Carolina’s minimum wage to $10 an hour. South Carolina does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, does not address any other minimum wage or overtime exemptions.

Because most employers and employees in South Carolina are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the exemption standards. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $ per hour, but such employees still must earn at least $ per hour (or the applicable state or local rate) in total wages once tips have been : Susan M.

Heathfield. The South Carolina General Assembly, through Act ofprovides that the child support guidelines must be applied by the courts in determining the amount of child support that is expected to be paid toward the support of a dependent child (Section 43‐5‐(b) and 20‐7‐File Size: 2MB.

South Carolina employers should carefully review their reimbursement practices, particularly with respect to employees close to minimum wage, to ensure compliance with the FLSA kickback rule.

Any work-related expense incurred by an employee that would take the employee below the minimum wage must be reimbursed. This article examines the impact of the minimum wage on employment in China using data from to The effect of the minimum wage on employment levels was found to be g: South Carolina.

David Cooper, Raising the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 by Would Lift Pay for Nearly 40 Million Workers, Economic Policy Institute, February 2. David Cooper, Zane Mokhiber, and Ben Zipperer, Minimum Wage Simulation Model Technical Methodology. There are more people 55 and older earning minimum wage than those 19 or younger, she notes, and the average age of a minimum-wage employee is   Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in South Carolina erupted in cheers and high fives when the news broke that Amazon is raising its minimum wage.

The minimum wage is the lowest legal wage companies can pay workers. The U.S. current national minimum wage is $ per hour. Many states and cities have their own minimum wage. Employees receive whichever is higher, the federal or local minimum wage. The purpose of minimum wage laws is to stop employers from exploiting desperate workers.

Minimum Wage. Two bills could impact the minimum wage rate in South Carolina: H.B. and H.B. H.B. proposes a minimum wage rate that would gradually increase over a three-year period to $ per hour in H.B.

proposes a gradual minimum wage hike to $ per hour. Because South Carolina doesn’t have its own tip and wage laws, South Carolina employers must follow the federal tip credit rules.

This means that South Carolina employers can pay as little as $ an hour, as long as the employee earns enough in tips to add up to the federal minimum wage. The five states with the highest rates of low birthweight (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia) all use the federal minimum wage.

Of the states ranked in the bottom five of these health indicators, only Arizona indexes its minimum wage to a consumer price index.[24]. Facts about the Minimum Wage. Close Menu. All States Minimum Wage Research Blog About Ads South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming South Carolina Standard Minimum Wage $ / hour The minimum wage is the entry-level hourly wage paid to employees by their employer.

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was passed inand later amended by the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), also know as the Taft-Hartley Act, in The purpose of the NLRA was to codify the federal policy favoring industrial relations stability and employee free choice.

Although the NLRA covers most employers, some Missing: South Carolina. In general, workers in those states are entitled to make at least the federal minimum, currently $ an hour. But by not having a minimum-wage law on the books, a state is saying it would prefer that employers be free to pay as little as possible.

And in some instances, they are. Unlike other states and localities that are increasing their minimum wages further above the federal wage floor, South Carolina has no state minimum wage — so, like 20 other states, the state. The North Carolina minimum wage is equal to the prevailing federal minimum wage.) In46, hourly paid workers earned the prevailing federal minimum wage or less in North Carolina, the lowest level since data were first available in workers in this category accounted for percent of all hourly paid workers in the state.

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has supported a higher minimum wage, but its president Frank Knapp says his members simply don’t have the bandwidth to push for it, with so.They increased the minimum wage to $, a dollar more than the current minimum wage.

Specifically looking at the restaurant industry, ineach establishment hired about workers. ByOregon’s restaurants employed an average of only workers, or .