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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jun 28, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Mitigating Rising Labor Costs in the Cleaning Industry

By Keith Schneringer

PART 1-of-2: Minimum Wage Increase – A Hot Topic for the Cleaning Industry

PART 2-of-2: Mitigating Rising Labor Costs in the Cleaning Industry

So what can be done to mitigate these rising labor cost impacts?

In a word: analysis.

A thoughtful approach to analyzing current cleaning products and procedures can assist in identifying potential laborsaving cleaning solutions which can help to mitigate the impacts of rising labor rates.

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Topics: minimum wage, news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jun 14, 2018 1:20:00 PM

Minimum Wage Increase – A Hot Topic for the Cleaning Industry

By Keith Schneringer

PART 1-of-2

Minimum Wage – A Look Back

Minimum wage legislation has been a part of the workplace conversation in the United States since the end of the 19th century – and starting in the late 1800’s, the efforts of workers’ groups, religious leaders, academics, women’s organizations, politicians and other reformers have all played a role in having minimum wage laws passed throughout the United States.

Ultimately a federal minimum wage requirement was passed into law by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938, and today this legislation continues to establish minimum wage and overtime pay, among other standards of employment in both the public and private sector. Depending on where you live, this legislation is potentially supplemented by state laws or local ordinances which may establish a minimum wage rate for workers in that specific state or local jurisdiction which is higher than the federal standard.

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Topics: minimum wage, news