A local lawmaker says he his some concerns about a Democratic minimum wage bill that passed out of the House Ways and Means Committee Monday.
The current version of the bill conforms to federal standards by defining large employers as making $500,000 and above, defining overtime as hours beyond 40 per week, and includes 12 weeks of parental leave. Republican Steve Drazkowski says farmers have complained because it reduces the hours worked that qualify for overtime pay.
Under the bill, the minimum wage would be raised for large employers to $9.50 in 2015. The minimum wage will be raised for small employers over three years to $8.50 in 2015.