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Report Shows Tips Don’t Compensate for Lower Hourly Wage

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

An economic report released by New Jersey Policy Perspective on Wednesday states that the tipped minimum wage in New Jersey has lost 45 percent of its value over the past 23 years, causing New Jersey workers who live on tips to earn less than the minimum wage.


N.J. Benefits From Obamacare More Than Other States: Editorial

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

All those doomsday scenarios that Republicans spun about the Affordable Care Act have one thing in common: None of them has happened.


Critics Question Benefits of 76ers, Holtec Projects in Camden

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

When officials announced plans recently for a massive factory in Camden’s gritty port district, cheers erupted from an enthusiastic crowd of executives and elected officials.


New Jersey Unemployment Gets a Better Number

July 21st, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s job market seems to be headed in the right direction according to a monthly report which analysts consider “generally positive.”


N.J. Unemployment Rate Falls in June as Private Sector Adds 9,600 Jobs

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s unemployment rate ticked down in June to 6.6 percent, adding nearly 10,000 more private sector jobs, according to preliminary data from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The May unemployment rate was 6.8 percent.


6.6%

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that New Jersey’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.6 percent in May, the lowest it’s been since May 2008, during the depths of the economic recession.


Study Urges Pay Increase for Jersey’s ‘Tipped’ Workers

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey’s servers, bellhops, and bartenders earn lower hourly wages than their counterparts in Pennsylvania and Delaware, pushing them into poverty, according to a report released Wednesday.


Advocates Urge Pay Increase For Tipped Workers

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

The minimum wage for workers who earn tips in New Jersey is just $2.13 an hour—the same rate it was in 1991. One group is calling for the minimum wage to be the same for everyone.


States Debate Millionaires’ Taxes

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last month vetoed a tax increase on any income over $1 million, no one was surprised. The Republican vetoed similar tax increases on the wealthy in 2010, 2011 and 2012, arguing that the state’s richest residents would flee to other states, taking much-needed tax revenues and jobs with them.


Report: Tipped workers need minimum wage boost

July 18th, 2014 by Mike Soszynski | No Comments

New Jersey for the second straight year is seeing a fight over the minimum wage – even after voters approved a referendum last fall that has boosted the standard minimum to $8.25 per hour.






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