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This Entrepreneur Offered McDonald's Employees Higher Paying Jobs During Her Drive-Thru Order

Philadelphia restaurant owner, Saudia Shuler’s drive-thru order recently went viral after she offered two McDonald’s employees higher paying jobs on the spot. The Country Cookin’ owner took to her Instagram to share how she snagged her new employees. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Saudia shuler (@countrycookin1) Increasing the country’s minimum wage has been a controversial topic over the years and many companies have stepped up to the plate to provide employees with an appropriate wage. Last year Amazon increased its minimum wage to $15 and the New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted in a new policy to set Uber and Lyft drivers’ minimum wage to $17.22 per hour. Although industry giants have made efforts to increase employee pay, it seems McDonald’s still lags behind. Shuler asked her soon-to-be employee her current wage in which she responded $8.25 per hour. The two McDonald’s employees immediately walked out and accepted Shuler’s $12 an hour offer. View...

Jul 28, 2020

Study: Rent is Higher Than Minimum Wage Pay in These 16 Cities

Rent prices have increased by two percent to four percent nationwide each year since 2011, according to CoreLogic. While gains in federal and state minimum wage rules have somewhat mitigated the bite for lower-wage earners in certain areas, it’s often not enough to compete with the rising cost of housing. Meanwhile, the population of renters has increased, forcing renters to compete for a finite supply of rental housing, which is already pricing out some people. Using data from the Joint Center of Housing Studies and the Economic Policy Institute, MagnifyMoney identified 16 cities where the median rent claims all of a minimum wage worker’s take-home pay, and then some. Let’s take a look at big cities that are more affordable and ones where the rent is too darn high. Key findings Austin, Texas, is the least affordable major U.S. city for minimum-wage workers. Austin’s median rent is equal to 143 percent of take-home pay at the minimum wage. The median rent in Austin is $1,220 per...

Apr 1, 2020

DOL Investigates Fashion Nova Subcontractors for Wage Limit Violations

Fashion Nova, the LA-based clothing retailer that became a sensation when worn by celebrity influencers such as rapper Cardi B., is now involved in investigations associated with its affiliates. The clothing line boasts fashionable gear at relatively unmatched prices: with blouses under $20 and jeans under $25. However, there is a reason that Fashion Nova’s clothing is so economical; factory workers are paid far below the minimum wage. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, these subcontractors may owe as much as $4 million in back pay to hundreds of workers. In a recent New York Times article, author Natalie Kitroeff delves deeply into the Fashion Nova underground, interviewing subcontracted factory workers, suppliers, and other insiders. A four-year investigation conducted by the federal Labor Department found that workers were paid as little as under $3 per hour , far below the legal wage limit of $11 to $12 per hour for the state of California, and the $7.25 hourly federal...

Dec 17, 2019

Facebook Is Increasing Wages And Benefits For Its Contract Workers

Facebook has had a long list of battles to deal with in the past year. Between privacy, data and hate speech issues, the company has faced extreme backlash. Not to mention, the tech giant’s struggle internally with its contractors who moderate content for the platform. Content moderators are the ones who have to ensure tragedies like the New Zealand shooting and other crimes are not shared on the platform. However, these gatekeepers have not had the wages nor benefits to match their heavy workloads. To change this, Facebook is upping its minimum wage. In the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Washington, D.C., wages will increase from $15 to $22. Seattle wages will increase to $20 and to $18 in all of the remaining metro cities in the U.S. “Their work is critical to keeping our community safe, and it’s often difficult. That’s why we’ve paid content reviewers more than minimum wage standards,” Facebook said in a blog post. “Content review at our size can be challenging and we...

May 14, 2019