Attorney General Maura Healey has certified a petition to put a question on the November 2018 ballot that would raise the current minimum wage of $11 to $12 in 2019, $13 in 2020, $14 in 2021, and $15 in 2022. The proposed law would also increase the current minimum wage of $3.75 per hour for tipped employees to $5.05 in 2019, $6.35 in 2020, $7.64 in 2021, and $9.00 in 2022.
In Massachusetts, one can file an initiative petition with the Office of the Attorney General to put questions on the ballot. Attorney General Maura Healey must review and certify that a petition complies with the constitutional guidelines for it to move through the rest of the process. Filing the petition and having it certified is one step of several to achieve getting a question on the ballot. Your PS&A team will keep you apprised of any new developments on this important issue.