How Will the Potential Minimum Wage Increase Affect Your Business?

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Tri Town Chamber of Commerce. File Photo
Tri Town Chamber of Commerce. File Photo
1. How will the potential minimum wage increase affect your business?:

Tuesday at 8 a.m.:

Join the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with State Senator Jim Timilty, Representatives; Jay Barrows, Betty Poirier and Steve Howitt
The Massachusetts State Senate voted to raise the state's minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11 an hour over three years.
Under the amended bill, the minimum wage would increase to $9 an hour on July 1, 2014, $10 an hour on July 1, 2015, and $11 an hour starting July 1, 2016.  The Senate also voted 31-7 to increase the wage for tipped employees to half the minimum wage. The tipped wage is currently $2.63 per hour.
The bill now moves to the state House of Representatives, which will likely not vote on a minimum wage bill until sometime next year.  If it is passed by the House and signed into law by the governor, it would be the highest state minimum wage in the country.
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3. What Else is Happening Around Norton? Dunkin' Donuts will be hosting a blood drive this week. For more, click here.

4. Jan. 7 in History:  1999 - President Bill Clinton begins his impeachment trial in the Senate.

5. Tuesday's Weather

  • Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.


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