美国19个州2017年将提高最低工资 19 US States to Increase Minimum Wage in 2017

尽管党派之争使美国国会2016年没有取得多少成绩,但还是有一系列法律获得批准,并将于2017年生效。

包括纽约和加州在内的19个州将从元旦开始提高最低工资标准。

马萨诸塞州和华盛顿州工人收益最大,这两个州的最低工资将上调至每小时11美元。

加州雇佣26个雇员以上的企业最低工资将提高到每小时10.5美元。纽约州各地工资标准不同,在纽约市为每小时11美元,城市小企业10.5美元,郊区和其他地方为9.7美元。

亚利桑那、缅因、科罗拉多和华盛顿州的选民在今年大选中投票通过提高最低工资。阿拉斯加、佛罗里达、密苏里、蒙大拿、新泽西、俄亥俄和南达科他这七个州是根据生活指数自动调高最低工资的。其他提高最低工资的州还有阿肯色、康涅狄格、夏威夷、密西根和佛蒙特。

Even though partisan infighting made Congress virtually ineffective in 2016, a spate of new laws were still approved and will go into effect next year.

Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.

The increase in pay will mean most for workers in Massachusetts and Washington state, where the minimum wage will go up to $11 per hour.

California will raise its wage to $10.50 for businesses with 26 or more employees. New York state is taking a regional approach, with the wage rising to $11 in New York City, to $10.50 for small businesses in the city, $10 in its suburbs and $9.70 elsewhere.

Voters in Arizona, Maine, Colorado and Washington approved increases in this year's election. Seven other states, Alaska, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio and South Dakota, are automatically raising the wage based on indexing. The other states seeing increases are Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Michigan and Vermont.