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    Minimum Wage Hikes Banned in Oklahoma Cities

    Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities. The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this state shall establish a mandatory minimum number of vacation or sick leave days, whether … More

    Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

    Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down. Convincing people that injustice is taking place is a great way to push your policy agenda—and that’s where “Equal Pay Day” comes from. It’s the left’s claim that women in America are paid only … More

    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    The Surprising Reason Making More Employees Get Overtime Pay Could Hurt Americans

    Millions of salaried workers may soon lose flexibility in how they work. President Obama plans to cover them under federal overtime regulations. This won’t raise their pay. It will, however, effectively convert them into hourly workers – putting the kibosh on the flexible work arrangements many employees value. Hourly employees … More

    How Many Layoffs Would a Higher Minimum Wage Lead To?

    Bad news for minimum-wage workers: If President Obama succeeds in getting the federal minimum wage hiked to $10.10 an hour, some workers could lose their current jobs. According to an Express Employments Professionals survey released Wednesday, a whopping 38 percent of employers said that they would lay off employees if … More

    Are You Being Represented?

    Do the hot topics in Washington reflect your concerns about the country? Lately, the President has been advocating amnesty and a minimum wage hike. He had a rare private meeting with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) yesterday to discuss these and other issues. Here’s the problem with these priorities: Very … More

    Few People Actually Raise Families on Minimum Wage

    Bias often appears in facts someone omits, not in actual inaccuracies. Take the New York Times’ new minimum wage calculator, which shows how difficult it can be to support oneself on just a minimum-wage income. Left unsaid: Few minimum-wage workers do so. The Times’ calculator asks users to try to … More

    The White House Doesn't Like These Particular Facts

    A funny thing is happening to President Obama in his pursuit of redistributive economic policies: Facts are getting in the way. The facts in this case are being pronounced by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan federal agency that crunches numbers for the government, which concluded that raising the … More

    The Problem with Giving America a Raise

    In his State of the Union Address, President Obama told Congress to “give America a raise.” But as the job forecasts are revealing, he might as well have told them to “kill some American jobs.” Why? Heritage experts forecasted months ago that a proposed minimum wage hike would kill the … More

    Obamacare Mandate Means Minimum Wage Employees Cost Businesses $10.30 an Hour

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just reported that President Obama has already effectively raised the minimum wage. How so? The Obamacare employer mandate requires employers that do not provide “qualifying” health benefits to pay a steep penalty. Few minimum-wage employers provide Obamacare-compliant health coverage. So the penalty adds to their … More