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minimum

Maths a value of a function that is less than any neighbouring value

minimum

[′min·ə·məm]
(mathematics)
The least value that a real valued function assumes.
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Six states adjust minimum wages according to cost-of-living expenses.
Last June, he voted against a measure to raise the federal minimum wage.
In this case, the demand that the federal (or state) government should require an increase in the mandatory minimum wage is being pushed largely by organized labor and its left-wing allies.
A minimum wage hike would not only benefit the poorest Americans; it would also trickle up to help middle-class African Americans.
In some parts of the country, businesses are already paying more than the minimum wage because that's what the local markets demand.
For example, NTSP regularly informed payers that its physicians had established minimum fees for payer contracts, identified the fee minimums, and stated that NTSP would not enter into or forward any of its physician's payer offers that were below the minimums.
Thus, for example, for minimum tax purposes it was intended that section 1211 (limiting capital losses) be computed using minimum tax basis, that section 263A (requiring the capitalization of certain depreciation deductions to inventory) apply with regard to minimum tax depreciation deductions, and that section 265 (relating to expenses of earning tax-exempt income) apply with regard only to items excludable from alternative minimum taxable income.
A comprehensive analysis of the 1996 federal hike in the minimum wage estimates that prices rose on a broad range of commodities to fund this increase and that families of all income groups purchase these goods.
An adequate minimum wage will not by itself solve all these problems.
An estimated 160,000 Ontarians earn the minimum wage.
Its additional minimum liability is thus $1,500--the amount by which the ABO exceeds the sum of the assets and the unfunded accrued pension cost.
Employee Costs Not Likely to Jump with Minimum Wage

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