Oped Archive (Page 13)

  • Montgomery County should back away from a higher minimum wage

    January 2017 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  The Washington Post

    If the Montgomery County Council needs a compelling reason to hit pause on its plans to pursue a $15 minimum wage, it should look to the states and localities that already took the plunge on unprecedented wage hikes. Start with the District. In 2014, the District passed legislation to raise its starter wage to $11.50 by 2016; Montgomery and Prince George’s counties followed suit and enacted […]
  • Cuomo’s minimum-wage hikes are already killing jobs

    January 2017 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  New York Post

    New York’s small businesses headed into the new year on a sour note. As of Dec. 31, the Empire State shares with California the dubious distinction of having the country’s most onerous minimum-wage requirements. Employers now face at least 14 different minimum-wage levels, depending on the size, type and location of a business, as well as the type of employee. (The state restaurant association has compiled […]
  • What’s ‘fair’ about a work-scheduling bill that hurts employees and businesses?

    January 2017 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Crain's New York Business

    New York City has become a laboratory for the left, and its next experiment is sure to fail The City Council’s resolution for 2017 appears to be more red tape and fewer job opportunities in the Big Apple. That’s the net effect of new "Fair Work Week" legislation that would impose union-style work rules on fast-food businesses. New York City has become a laboratory for the left, […]
  • The ‘Fight for $15’: Coming to a City Hall Near You

    January 2017 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  The Wall Street Journal

    The Trump administration should show local officials the research proving that minimum wages cost jobs. Call it a New Year’s Day massacre for the entry-level job market: As 2017 dawned, the minimum wage went up in 19 states and more than 20 cities or counties. In California alone, 12 cities raised their starting pay requirement, some to as high as $13 an hour, compared with $7.25 for […]
  • New year brings stifling new minimum wage hikes

    December 2016 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  Orange County Register

    Young job seekers in California have unwanted Christmas presents left under the tree: A series of minimum wage hikes given by state and local legislators that will reduce job opportunities in the new year. Unfortunately, these gifts don’t come with a return policy. On New Year’s Day, the minimum wage rises in 12 California cities as well as in the state as a whole. Cupertino, Los […]
  • Forum: Holiday jobs harder to come by

    December 2016 ·  Michael Saltsman ·  New Haven Register

    Students looking to put some extra cash in their stocking this holiday season may end up with a lump of coal instead. Traditional youth holiday job opportunities are increasingly being automated. Online shopping rates are expected to reach all-time highs this holiday season, growing 18 percent to roughly half of all shoppers. Amazon added 120,000 seasonal employees this year to meet the online shopping demand. That’s […]