From Global Economic Trend Analysis:
The federal minimum wage in the U.S. is $7.25 per hour. Ten states have higher minimum wages with Rhode Island clocking in 50 cents higher at $7.75.
Costs to the employer are higher, of course, even if the employer ducks benefits by using part-time workers.
For starters, employer contributions to Social Security are 6.2% of hourly wages which adds another 45 cents to employer costs. That brings employer costs up to $7.95 per hour minimum, not counting training costs, vacation (if any), sick-time disruptions, and other such costs.
Of course, employers must also factor in the cost of Obamacare.
Small businesses do not have to provide health-care, but under employer responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, businesses that employ more than 50 workers will pay a steep penalty in 2014 if they don’t…
What if companies, small or large, did not have to worry about Obamacare? What if they did not have to worry, about training, sick-leave disruptions, and weather-related disruptions? What if companies only had to pay $3.00 per hour, rivaling wages in China?
Meet Baxter – The Automation Robot…