Susan E. Prince, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has several years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources and has published numerous articles on a variety of human resources and employment topics, including compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, discrimination, work/life issues, termination, and military leave. Ms. Prince also served as an expert on several audio conferences discussing the 2004 changes to the federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Before starting her career in publishing, Ms. Prince practiced law for several years in the insurance industry and served as president of a retail sales business. Ms. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.
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West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed legislation increasing the state minimum wage to $8.75 by July 1, 2016. The minimum wage increase will occur in two stages.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is expected to sign legislation that has passed the Maryland General Assembly and would increase the state minimum wage to $10.10 by July 1, 2018. The minimum wage increase would occur in five stages.
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President Obama signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers for all federal contracts beginning on or after January 1, 2015. The new minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour, up from $7.25 per hour.
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