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Wash. extends overtime pay to more managers

Salaried employees earning less than $83,356 annually would eventually be entitled to time-and-a-half pay.

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Labor cost outlook: 52 minimum wage increases set for 2020

Several West Coast regions will push their minimum past $16 an hour.

Burgers & Beer will also have to hire and retain more men as part of the EEOC settlement.

The industry has added more than 300,000 employees over the past year, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

A new proposal would mandate time-and-a-half pay for salaried employees earning less than $57,500 as of 2026.

But the wage-hike plan from Lori Lightfoot would raise the city’s minimum pay to $15 an hour by July 2021.

More operators are cutting hours or delaying new openings as they struggle to find workers.

The industry added 47,500 jobs during the month, ending a summer slowdown and continuing its labor crunch.

More salaried restaurant managers and supervisors would be entitled to time and a half under rules either adopted or under consideration in nine states, with New Jersey and Michigan joining the list yesterday.

Sixty-six percent of the industry’s prime labor pool intends to hunt for seasonal work. But where will they look?

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