California’s minimum wage for fast food workers is now $20 an hour Los Angeles Times

California’s minimum wage for fast food workers is now $20 an hour Los Angeles Times
2022-02-25 愛麗絲羊毛氈

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California’s pay hike is a result of a contentious deal struck by labor leaders, including the large Service Employees International Union, and fast-food companies. Chains including Jack in the Box, Starbucks, McDonald’s and Chipotle say they plan to raise prices more than they have already. The cost of eating out has stubbornly inched higher in the U.S. even as inflation has cooled elsewhere.

minimum wages

It is likely that Lucas has made an oral contract with the newspaper and should be paid at least the minimum wage. This will not apply if the individual is working on a self-employed basis. The “national living wage” (NLW) is increasing from Monday from £10.42 to £11.44 an hour, and is being expanded to cover younger workers with a cut in the age threshold from 23 to 21.

Voluntary workers and training

Connor’s contract states that he must pay his employer for home to work transport (perhaps because there is no alternative transport). The payment will reduce pay for minimum wage purposes as it is the result of a contractual requirement. The amount deducted would not reduce the calculation of minimum wage pay, provided that the arrangement is not an expense of the employment, a contractual requirement or any other requirement imposed by the employer on the worker. If a worker makes a payment for food from a staff canteen and pays for this after they have been paid (i.e. their wages are not being deducted) this would not reduce their pay for minimum wage purposes. The value of the equipment cannot be regarded as payment for minimum wage purposes, nor does it matter if the worker is allowed to retain the equipment. Any deductions or unreimbursed payments from the worker will still reduce their pay for minimum wage purposes.

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What matters is whether the arrangement they have makes them a ‘worker’ for minimum wage purposes. Conduct Regulation 15, in particular, requires that an employment business pay agency workers for hours worked even when the employment business itself has not been paid by the end hirer. A worker will be treated as employed under a contract of apprenticeship for minimum wage purposes if they are engaged under particular government arrangements. The qualifying arrangements are different in each part of the United Kingdom. An employer cannot exclude or limit the payment of minimum wage within any type of contract. Likewise, a worker cannot agree to be paid less than the minimum wage or to be unpaid.

Federal district

This only applies to time work and output work; it does not apply to salaried hours work or unmeasured work. Additionally, if the individual is job shadowing and not carrying out actual work, they are not eligible to be paid the minimum wage. Organisations offering internships or work placements should check minimum wages if an exemption applies or if the person is a volunteer for minimum wage purposes. Agricultural workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have their own minimum rates of pay. Workers employed before this date still have the right to the agricultural minimum wage if it says so in their contract.

  • 1 Like the federal wage and hour law, State law often exempts particular occupations or industries from the minimum labor standard generally applied to covered employment.
  • An employer has a contract with the catering company to provide services, and deductions are made from workers’ pay to the catering company.
  • WH Smith was the worst offender, having failed to pay over £1m to more than 17,600 workers.
  • Katerina should be paid at least the minimum wage for her work in the restaurant as that is not part of her course.
  • There is a salary sacrifice arrangement in place and the contract of employment details that the worker earns £16,800 per year and has agreed to sacrifice £1,200, giving a remainder of £15,600.
  • Training over and above these criteria would likely result in the volunteer being considered a worker and entitled to the minimum wage.
  • A 26-year-old time worker is entitled to be paid at the National Living Wage rate (£10.42 per hour).

The position for minimum wage purposes will be based on the actual arrangements themselves and not on the description or labels used. Where a salary sacrifice is in place, the worker no longer has entitlement to that amount of pay under their contract. Therefore, their pay for minimum wage purposes is reduced accordingly.

Agricultural workers

As 2024 ushers in notable minimum wage increases, it’s clear this is more than just a regulatory update. It represents a profound shift in how we value work and compensate workers. These changes are a beacon for businesses to not just adjust financially, but to also embrace a future where fair pay is key to thriving.