Minimum wage hike means higher pay for student workers
Jan30

Minimum wage hike means higher pay for student workers

Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) and New Jersey state lawmakers reached an agreement on Jan. 17 to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour, fulfilling a key campaign promise made by Murphy to voters in 2017 while running for the office. In a joint announcement with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), Murphy called the agreement a historic step on behalf of more than one...

Read More
Olympic Games bring pride along with feverish debate
Feb21

Olympic Games bring pride along with feverish debate

The 2018 Winter Olympics gained much attention even before the games kicked off earlier this month on Feb. 9 in South Korea. The buzz around whether or not Russian athletes would be able to participate was where most of the Olympics spotlight shone for over a year. A final ruling by the International Olympic Committee in December 2017 banned the nation from this year’s games, but Russian athletes that can prove they are “clean” have...

Read More
Minimum wage not to rise in 2016, poses little effect in N.J.
Jan20

Minimum wage not to rise in 2016, poses little effect in N.J.

New Jersey’s minimum wage, currently set at $8.38 per hour, will not rise in 2016, according to the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development website. On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage was increased from $6.55 to $7.25. New Jersey and surrounding states, such as New York, went on to further raise the minimum statewide according to the United States Department of Labor. In November 2013, New Jersey...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest