ALBANY, N.Y. — The implementation of the $9-an-hour minimum-wage increase and move to tie future increases to inflation has been introduced by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D., N.Y.) and Assembly Labor Committee Chair Carl Heastie (D., WF-Bronx). The legislation would require the increase to take effect on Dec. 31, a full year ahead of schedule.
A second bill would repeal reimbursement tax credits to low-wage employers who pay minimum wage to students ages 16 to 19. The credit incentivizes businesses to substitute adequately paid older individuals and nonstudents with students earning the legal minimum wage.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"