March 11: Minimum Wage Committee Issues Report

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In its latest report, the Minimum Wage Review Committee recommended raising the rate from $9.65 per hour to $10 on Oct. 1. The report also recommends:

  • Increasing the minimum wage for inexperienced workers—those with less than three months’ experience—to $9.50 on Oct 1
  • Beginning in 2012, adjusting the minimum wage annually on April 1, tied to the prior year’s consumer price index
  • Holding annual committee meetings to carry out re-indexing and assess whether any changes are required.