'Even $15 an hour is a joke.' Are Florida restaurants ready for the new minimum wage?
MIAMI — Zak Stern didn’t flinch when he saw Floridians vote for a $15 minimum wage.Stern, who launched South Florida’s artisanal bread craze at Wynwood’s Zak the Baker, has been raising his employees’ salaries over the last three years to reach a $15 minimum this year, despite how coronavirus affected his bottom line.“Look, we did it. We proved you can do it,” he said. “I baked it into the model.”More than 60% of Floridians voted for Amendment 2 on Tuesday, raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026. Businesses will have until Sept. 30, 2021 to prepare for the first hike, when wages go f...
Seattle to require minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers
SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council on Tuesday unanimously backed a new pay formula for Uber and Lyft drivers meant to ensure they make the same $16.39 per hour minimum wage as other workers in the city.The new rules require ride-hailing companies to pay drivers rates high enough to account for a wide range of expenses and for the time drivers spend waiting for rides and heading on their way to pick up passengers, not just the time when a passenger is in the car.As the gig economy surged in recent years, Seattle battled ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft over pay and rights for their drivers,...
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