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Margaret canA


Margaret canA

Signed up August 22, 2022

Washington is a place where companies must provide higher wages and better benefits.

Despite the vast state population of skilled and skilled, there is still an abundance of workers, which makes it highly competitive for selection, particularly in the technology sector.

Businesses are required to offer higher compensation to employees as a result of the state's economic success. This means they can pay higher salaries and offer more benefits. Since bigger corporations are able to offer higher compensation, it's easier for them to recruit, so small-scale businesses are they are under pressure to offer their employees competitive wages and benefits to retain them.

Inflation rate is also an element in Seattle's minimum wage rising each year. This is because of a 2014 obligatory minimum wage ordinance the city council voted to make it more affordable for people to live at the expensive cost. Under Seattle law, the minimum wage is adjusted yearly on January 1 based on the Consumer Price Index in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton area.

Although some small businesses may have lower minimum wages than others, owners of small businesses say that the higher wages within the region are something to consider. Tija Petrovich from Seattle Fitness said, "It's expensive to operate in this area."

Many businesses located in Seattle are now legally required to pay their employees $17.27 an hour. Employees working for an organization that has less than 500 employees should receive at least $15.25 per hour.

Washington state in general has also raised the minimum wage for employees to $14.49 per hour on January 1, 2022. so businesses throughout the state are required to pay their employees much more than the federal minimum.


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