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Small businesses need measured approach to minimum wage

By Sherry Menor-McNamara

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 18, 2014

~~<p>As the largest business organization in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii represents more than 1,000 businesses; about 80 percent are small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. We are the voice for thousands of small business owners doing the best they can to keep employees on payroll and our state's economic engine running.</p>
<p>Two bills are moving through the Legislature. The House version would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2018; the Senate bill would raise it to $10.10 by 2017.</p>
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As the largest business organization in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii represents more than 1,000 businesses; about 80 percent are small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. We are the voice for thousands of small business owners doing the best they can to keep employees on payroll and our state's economic engine running.

Two bills are moving through the Legislature. The House version would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2018; the Senate bill would raise it to $10.10 by 2017. Login for more...



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