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  Wage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Depending on the structure and traditions of different economies around the world, wage rates are either primarily market-driven (the USA) or influenced by other factors such as tradition, social structure and seniority, as in Japan.
Several countries have enacted a statutory minimum wage rate in an attempt to prevent the (some say supposed) exploitation of low-paid workers.
In the United States, wages for most workers are set by market forces, or else by collective bargaining, where a labor union negotiates on workers' behalf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wage_rate   (354 words)

 DOL WHD: Minimum Wage Laws in the States
The Delaware minimum wage is automatically replaced with the Federal minimum wage rate if it is higher than the State minimum.
The 7th day overtime law, which is separate from the minimum wage law differs in coverage from that in the minimum wage law and requires premium pay on the seventh day for those employees who work seven days in any one workweek.
Under the state minimum wage law, premium pay is required after 48 hours in bowling alleys and for residential employees of institutions (other than a hospital) primarily engaged in the care of the sick, aged, or mentally ill.
www.dol.gov /esa/minwage/america.htm   (1998 words)

 Minimum wage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The costs and benefits arising from minimum wages are subject to considerable disagreement among economists, though the consensus among economics textbooks is that minimum wage laws should be avoided whenever possible as the costs exceed the benefits.
The traditional view that minimum wages have significant negative effects on employment is straightforward if one assumes that labor markets for low-skill workers can be characterized as fitting the model of a perfectly competitive market, where the only role of wages is as a cost.
The first attempt at establishing a minimum wage in the United States came in 1933, when a $.25-per-hour standard was set as part of the National Recovery Act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minimum_wage   (3274 words)

 Request for Davis Bacon Wage Rate Determination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A wage determination is the listing of wage rates and fringe benefit rates for each classification of mechanics and laborers for which the Department of Labor has determined to be prevailing in a given area for a particular type of construction.
If no general wage determination is listed for a given county for a specific project, the federal agency funding or financially assisting the construction project shall request a wage determination under the Davis-Bacon Act by submitting a Standard Form (SF) 308 to the Department of Labor, Branch of Construction Wage Determination.
The confirmed classification, wage rate, and/or fringe benefits shall be retroactive to the commencement date of the contract.
www.va.gov /facmgt/construction/wagerate.asp   (681 words)

 Labor Standards Public Contracts
Prevailing wage rates are wage rates based on the collective bargaining agreements established for a particular craft or trade in the locality in which the public work is performed.
Applicable prevailing wage rates are those wages and fringe benefits in effect on the date the contract is awarded.
Therefore, verification must be made to insure that the rates contained in the determination are prevailing rates in effect for the specific location the work is being performed prior to the award of the public works contract.
www.nj.gov /labor/lsse/lspubcon.html   (868 words)

 Living Wage Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The living wage movement is the creation of the grass-roots activist group "Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now" (ACORN) to elevate the hourly wage rate for low-wage workers substantially higher than the current federal minimum of $5.15 an hour.
Figure 2.) The main aspect of the ordinances is their wage rate, which in 2002 averaged $10.20 per hour: 198 percent of the federal minimum wage.
The calculations shown here suggest that instead of higher wage minimums, poor families would benefit more from expanded opportunities to work at their current wage level and from policies that encourage family cohesion and formation of extended family and multi-family households to increase the ratio of earners to non-earners in low income households.
www.livingwageresearch.org /factsheets/overview.asp   (1942 words)

 Prevailing Wage Rate Laws
The term “prevailing wage rate” means the hourly basic rate of pay, plus the hourly contribution for health insurance benefits, vacation benefits, pension benefits and any other bona fide economic benefit, paid directly or indirectly for a majority of the hours worked in a trade or occupation on projects in an area.
Prevailing wage rates are determined for several different types of projects including building and heavy construction, sewer, water and tunnel construction, airport pavement and state highway construction, local street and miscellaneous paving construction and residential and agricultural construction.
The employer shall multiply the journeypersons hourly basic rate of pay specified in the prevailing wage rate determination issued for a project, or multiply the hourly basic rate of pay specified in the apprentice’s indenture, whichever is greater, by the appropriate percentage specified in the apprentice’s indenture.
www.dwd.state.wi.us /er/prevailing_wage_rate/publication_erd_8731_p.htm   (7274 words)

 Relating to prevailing wage rate on public works; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 279.348, 279.350 and ...
If the wage paid by any contractor or subcontractor to workers on any public work is based on some period of time other than an hour, the hourly wage shall be mathematically determined by the number of hours worked in that period of time.
(1) The hourly rate of wage to be paid by any contractor or subcontractor to workers upon all public works shall be not less than the prevailing rate of wage for an hour's work in the same trade or occupation in the locality where such labor is performed.
(b) For the purpose of this subsection, the prevailing rate of wage is the prevailing rate of wage specified in the contract.
www.leg.state.or.us /01reg/measures/hb3600.dir/hb3605.intro.html   (990 words)

 U.S. Department of Labor - Find It By Topic - Wages - Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages.
A minimum wage of not less than $4.25 may be paid to employees under age 20 for their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment, as long as their employment does not displace other workers.
www.dol.gov /dol/topic/wages/minimumwage.htm   (295 words)

 Foreign Labor Certification Prevailing Wages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The prevailing wage rate is defined as the average wage paid to similarly employed workers in the requested occupation in the area of intended employment.
For the H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, and H-2B programs, employers have the option of using one of three wage sources to obtain the prevailing wage: (1) requesting a prevailing wage from the appropriate SWA; (2) using a survey conducted by an independent authoritative source; or (3) using another legitimate source of information.
Submitting a wage from this site as the prevailing wage for the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 purposes without obtaining a prevailing wage determination by the appropriate SWA is identical to an employer provided survey, and as such, the employer does not receive safe harbor.
workforcesecurity.doleta.gov /foreign/wageinfo.asp   (247 words)

 Prevailing Wage Law
Ohio’s prevailing wage law applies to construction projects undertaken by public authorities and requires that the public authorities pay the locally prevailing rate of wages to workers on the project.
Public authorities must also pay the prevailing rate of wages on any reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation or painting of any public improvement, the total overall project cost of which is fairly estimated to be more than $19,752.00.
This schedule of wages is to be attached to and made a part of the specifications for the work and shall be printed on the bidding blanks when the work is done by contract.
wagehour.bes.state.oh.us /w3/webwh.nsf/dd5cab6801f1723585256474005327c8/15b504161d798e8585256618006a3b2b?OpenDocument   (478 words)

 Sec. 5343. Prevailing rate determinations; wage schedules; night differentials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
(a) The pay of prevailing rate employees shall be fixed and adjusted from time to time as nearly as is consistent with the public interest in accordance with prevailing rates.
Subject to section 213(f) of title 29, the rates may not be less than the appropriate rates provided by section 206(a)(1) of title 29.
(f) A prevailing rate employee is entitled to pay at his scheduled rate plus a night differential - (1) amounting to 7 1/2 percent of that scheduled rate for regularly scheduled nonovertime work a majority of the hours of which occur between 3 p.m.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/usc/ttl5/ptIII/subptD/ch53/subchIV/sec5343.html   (1224 words)

 Living Wage Rate Annual Prescription
City Council adopt a resolution, upwardly indexing the prescribed minimum living wage rate by 1.0%, the amount which corresponds to the cost of living increase as measured by the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area Consumer Price Index (CPI), for the period ending October 31, 2003, and to become effective July 1, 2004.
The minimum living wage to be paid to employees when said employees receive the minimum leave and health insurance benefits prescribed in this resolution shall be $11.77 per hour.
The minimum living wage to be provided to employees where the employees do not receive the minimum leave and health insurance benefits prescribed in this resolution shall be $12.84 per hour.
www.ci.santa-cruz.ca.us /cc/archives/04/3-23meeting/3-23rpt/fn771.htm   (435 words)

 DTI Employment Relations - National Minimum Wage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The accredited training rate for workers aged 22 and over who are receiving accredited training in the first six months of a job with a new employer.
On 1 October 2005 this rate of the minimum wage was raised to £4.25 an hour, from £4.10.
The rate was increased to 120% of the minimum wage in April 2005 at which point most homeworkers will receive the minimum wage.
www.dti.gov.uk /er/nmw   (890 words)

 US CODE: Title 29,206. Minimum wage
Such minimum piece rates or employer piece rates shall be commensurate with, and shall be paid in lieu of, the minimum hourly wage rate applicable under the provisions of this section.
shall be paid wages for such employment in such workweek at a rate not less than the wage rate in effect under subsection (b) of this section.
(1) In lieu of the rate prescribed by subsection (a)(1) of this section, any employer may pay any employee of such employer, during the first 90 consecutive calendar days after such employee is initially employed by such employer, a wage which is not less than $4.25 an hour.
www4.law.cornell.edu /uscode/29/206.html   (563 words)

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For analyzing the wage income tax rate uncertainty as well a single general tax rate uncertainty a constant absolute risk aversion class of risk preferences a la Weil (1993) is used.
In order to make a meaningful analysis of the effect of wage income tax rate uncertainty in a two period setting, we assume that all compensation of labor is received in the second period i.e., labor is a “credit good” as in Kim, Snow and Warren(1995).
The reason is that the all the uncertainty in tax rate is revealed in the second period not in the first period, which is consistent with the OCE nonexpected utility framework.
academic.uofs.edu /faculty/ghoshs1/risk.doc   (6166 words)

 Adverse Effect Wage Rate - 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
AEWRs are the minimum wage rates which the Department of Labor has determined must be offered and paid to U.S. and alien workers by employers of nonimmigrant alien agricultural workers (H-2A visaholders).
AEWRs are the minimum wage rates which the Department of Labor has determined must be offered and paid to U.S. and alien workers by employers of nonimmigrant alien agricultural workers (H—2A visaholders).
Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) for 2002 Adverse effect wage rates (AEWRs) are the minimum wage rates which DOL has determined must be offered and paid to U.S. and alien workers by employers of nonimmigrant (H—2A) agricultural workers.
www.usda.gov /oce/oce/labor-affairs/aewr02.htm   (1267 words)

 Wage Rate Handbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The rates for each classification on the various projects in the AREA will be combined and one of the criteria in Section 1.2 will be used to determine the prevailing wage rate for the classification.
Conducting the annual survey for Highway Construction Wage Rates, including collection of data from the Monthly Summary of Wage Rates forms, editing and reviewing of data, addition of monthly data to the historical data set, and preparation of the annual report, which is sent to the USDOL Regional Office.
The wage rates for the coming year are based on data from the present year's summaries.
www.dot.state.fl.us /construction/wagerate/manual/handbook.htm   (8158 words)

 South-Western: Increase in the Minimum Wage
An issue related to that of a minimum wage is a growing movement for a "living wage." Living wage proposals suggest that the existing minimum wage is too low to allow families to exceed the poverty level.
She notes, that while some workers benefit from a higher minimum wage, these workers tend to be young workers from high-income families, not the low-income households who are the primary target of the proposed minimum wage increase.
He argues that living wage ordinances have no substantial negative effects on a local economy since a small share of the labor force is affected and the impact in a typical firm's costs is relatively small.
www.swlearning.com /economics/policy_debates/increase_minimum.html   (6308 words)

 BostonWorks - Jobs, Events, and Information from The Boston Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Aware that the federal minimum wage is too low to sustain working families, a dozen states have increased their hourly wage rates over the years.
In cases where a state's minimum wage differs from the government's, the highest of the two prevails, the agency said.
For workers, a higher wage will mean a little more buying power, particularly for those in states where the current $5.15 federal rate prevails.
bostonworks.boston.com /globe/articles/061304_wages.html   (1465 words)

 Relating to minimum wage rate; creating new provisions; amending ORS 653.025 and 653.040; and declaring an emergency.
Relating to minimum wage rate; creating new provisions; amending ORS 653.025 and 653.040; and declaring an emergency.
Increases minimum wage rate by $1 each year until rate reaches living wage, then directs Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries to adjust rate annually based on change in Portland Consumer Price Index.
The report shall include: (1) A computation of base line data of the cost of living in Oregon and the current wage levels within various sectors of the economy; (2) A basic needs budget for one person working 40 hours a week.
www.leg.state.or.us /01reg/measures/hb3400.dir/hb3434.intro.html   (510 words)

 REFERENCE:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The state minimum wage will start at $6.15 per hour six months after enactment, and thereafter be indexed to inflation each year.
All working Floridians are entitled to be paid a minimum wage that is sufficient to provide a decent and healthy life for them and their families, that protects their employers from unfair low-wage competition, and that does not force them to rely on taxpayer-funded public services in order to avoid economic hardship.
The state legislature may by statute establish additional remedies or fines for violations of this amendment, raise the applicable Minimum Wage rate, reduce the tip credit, or extend coverage of the Minimum Wage to employers or employees not covered by this amendment.
election.dos.state.fl.us /initiatives/fulltext/37732-1.htm   (625 words)

 Title 26 - §664. Minimum wage; overtime rate
An employer who elects to use the tip credit must inform the affected employee in advance and must be able to show that the employee receives at least the minimum hourly wage when direct wages and the tip credit are combined.
Upon a satisfactory showing by the employee or the employee's representative that the actual tips received were less than the tip credit, the employer shall increase the direct wages by the difference.
The regular hourly rate includes all earnings, bonuses, commissions and other compensation that is paid or due based on actual work performed and does not include any sums excluded from the definition of "regular rate" under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 United States Code, Section 207(e).
janus.state.me.us /legis/statutes/26/title26sec664.html   (503 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This wage determination therefore reflects the actual CBA wage rates and fringe benefits paid under the predecessor contract.
The conformed classification, wage rate, and/or fringe benefits shall be retroactive to the commencement date of the contract.
{See Section 4.6 (C)(vi)} When multiple wage determinations are included in a contract, a separate SF 1444 should be prepared for each wage determination to which a class(es) is to be conformed.
www.wdol.gov /wdol/scafiles/std/94-2564.txt   (945 words)

 SENATE BILL NO. 1336 - Wage rate report, Labor Dept
This is the wage necessary for a single worker to attain self- 23 sufficiency.
This is the wage necessary for a worker supporting a family to 27 attain self-sufficiency.
The department is required to assemble that information and report to the Legislature annually the numbers of jobs for each respective wage level defined in the bill.
www3.state.id.us /oasis/2004/S1336.html   (581 words)

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