A reminder that as announced last year, effective October 1, 2009 minimum wage will be $9/hour.
On May 1, 2009, the minimum wage went up 25 cents to $8.75. This Thursday October 1, 2009, it will go up another 25 cents to $9.00.
Though there will be much backlash from restaurant owners and companies that employ based on the ‘tip’ system, the hike comes with a small business tax cut (in half to 1 percent) that should even out the field.
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