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By Benjamin S. Weiss
Courthouse News Service, July 25, 2023

WASHINGTON (CN) — More than a decade after Congress last raised the federal minimum wage, lawmakers on Tuesday rolled out legislation that, if made law, would significantly increase the legal baseline for pay across the country. Federal minimum wage currently sits at just $7.25 an hour ...

Aaron Seyedian, owner of Well-Paid Maids, a cleaning company that pays its employees a minimum of $23 an hour, said that increased wages were an investment in his staff that has led to higher productivity and lower employee turnover.

“Profitability doesn’t have to come from squeezing your staff,” Seyedian said. “It can come from productivity, capacity and growth. Paying a living wage has helped my business succeed and grow.” ...

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