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Time to pay up? Minimum wage increase would bring benefits, consequences

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Clay Knight, the owner of Todd’s Big Star, thinks the minimum wage could be raised – but not to $15 an hour. “It would probably cut out all our sack boys,” he said of the grocery sackers, most of whom are high school students who often help customers take their purchases to ...

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MARK BLACKWELL: Key legislative issues for business owners

With the mid-term elections behind us and Congress returning to Washington soon, business owners and operators are wondering what the new year may have in store for them.  Here are four key national issues that could affect how you run your business in the years ahead: Immigration Reform There’s ongoing debate nationwide over the need to overhaul U.S. immigration rules, ...

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DAVID DALLAS: The new minimum wage and our economy

Imagine you make $7.50 an hour. Imagine your work week is limited so that your employer does not have to share responsibility for your healthcare costs or provide other benefits. Imagine your having to take a second job where you are also paid $7.50 an hour and work less than 30 hours a week. Let’s say you are fortunate enough ...

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Several hundred Miss. businesses will be affected by Obama's minimum wage hike order

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Some of Mississippi’s 350 businesses with $161 million in current federal contracts will be affected by President Barack Obama’s plans to increase minimum pay per hour by 39 percent for employees paid with federal money. But just how many state businesses currently contracting with the federal government and how many future Mississippi companies ...

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New USM president raises mininum annual salary

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced a new minimum salary of $21,000 a year to go into effect July 1. Currently 194 employees, many of them in custodial positions, make below that amount. Bennett called the salary hikes “the right thing to do.” He said that many employees work second and third jobs to make ...

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