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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, attorney Duncan Turner, middle, is backed by workers at Seattle Tacoma International Airport, who are suing their employers over the $15 minimum wage they say they have not been paid, as he speaks during a news conference in Seattle, Wash. Two companies that provide baggage and other services at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have agreed to pay more than $10 million to settle allegations that they ignored the nation's first $15 minimum wage law after it took effect. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, Seattle Tacoma International Airport workers and their lawyer during a news conference in Seattle, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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Settlements totaling $12M-plus reached in minimum wage cases

Several companies that provide transportation and hospitality services at or near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have agreed to settle back-pay lawsuits alleging that they ignored the nation's first $15 minimum wage law after it took effect, deals that will put more than $12 million in the pockets of their current and former workers.

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Christie vetoes $15 minimum wage, saying it would hurt NJ economy

Democrats will put the issue to a vote as a Constitutional amendment question on the ballot next year.

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Gov. Chris Christie at a press conference inside the Pennington Market
Gov. Chris Christie at a press conference inside the Pennington Market in Pennington (NJTV via YouTube)
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Christie vetoes attempt to raise minimum wage to $15

Gov. Chris Christie has shot down an attempt to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in the next year and to at least $15 over the next five

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Starbucks barista Oliver Savage poses for a photo in front of a Starbucks store near where he works Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Seattle. Savage is joining other workers and city leaders in pushing for new "secure scheduling" rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance, and offer hours to existing employees before hiring new staff. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Starbucks barista Oliver Savage poses for a photo in front of a Starbucks store near where he works Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

Seattle leaders have proposed new rules for retail and food-service businesses with hourly employees, including requiring them to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes -- the latest push by a city that has led the nation in mandating worker benefits.

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piles of money (denisvrublevski, ThinkStock)
piles of money (denisvrublevski, ThinkStock)
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New Jersey businesses should get out in front of minimum wage increase

You know it's only a matter of time before New Jersey raises the minimum wage to $15 like in some other states. Steve thinks NJ businesses in the meantime should get ahead of the trend.

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Minimum wage campaign (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

Gov. Chris Christie has criticized the legislation.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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DC lawmakers approve citywide $15 minimum wage

Lawmakers in the nation's capital approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage on Tuesday, joining numerous other cities and the states of California and New York in mandating pay raises for retail, restaurant and service-industry workers.

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How will businesses deal with the minimum wage increase?

The idea of minimum wage going up to $15 an hour would be a dream for workers but a nightmare for the business.

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A large crowd, mostly supporters of a $15 minimum wage, attended the Senate Labor Committee meeting Monday at the Statehouse. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Will it ever be the ‘right’ time for a $15 minimum wage in NJ?

Democrats voted for a plan to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 by 2021. It's likely to be vetoed, then decided by voters in a 2017 referendum.

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PSA for earned income tax credit
PSA for earned income tax credit
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Tax cut for working poor added to bargaining over New Jersey gas-tax hike

Throw another tax cut into the Transportation Trust Fund mix: an increase in the earned income tax credit paid to the working poor.

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