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02/15/2021 - How A Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt In A Low-Wage City

How A Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt In A Low-Wage City

The New York Times
Is $15/hr too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.

Why So Many COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Are Being Rejected

The Wall Street Journal
Employees who allege they contracted coronavirus on the job can face a high bar to prove their cases.

The Chamber Embraces Biden. And Republicans Are Livid.

Over the past month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken a series of steps that have enraged its traditional Republican allies. It applauded much of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan to COVID relief bill; cheered Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement; backed the former leader of the liberal Center of American Progress, Neera Tanden, for Office of Management and Budget director; and expressed openness to raising the minimum wage, though not to $15/hr.

Amazon Aims To Head Off Suit By New York Over Worker Issues

The Wall Street Journal
Online retailer says Attorney General Letitia James doesn’t have authority to regulate workplace safety.