More to the point, the FTC found that although the terms of the PPA require NTSP to deliver contracts to its physicians, NTSP rejected and did not deliver any contracts that fell below its minimum reimbursement schedule.
In sum, the FTC found that NTSP is able to exert collective bargaining power and fix prices because NTSP does not messenger contracts below its minimum reimbursement schedule.
Further, NTSP's PPAs use of powers of attorney and the activities associated with its minimum fee inquiries are inconsistent with the acceptable use of a messenger model.
The federal minimum for teens is 90 cents an hour less for the first 90 days on the job than the regular minimum wage.
How much below that line would such a family be if they earned Alaska's minimum wage?
The buying power of the minimum wage differs from place to place because of differences in the cost of living.
A survey by the Federal Judicial Center found that 86 percent of federal judges oppose mandatory minimums.
They also point out that the arrest rate for drug crimes continues to increase despite the mandatory minimums.
The judge followed the mandatory (required) minimum sentence for Taylor's crime and sentenced her to nearly 20 years in prison.
Testifying before Congress in 1994, Justice Anthony Kennedy said, "I think I'm in agreement with most judges in the federal system that mandatory minimums are an imprudent, unwise, and often unjust mechanism for sentencing.
The federal experience with mandatory minimums was mirrored at the state level, where sentences could be even more onerous.
The new minimum
will replace the previous $500 minimum
for the Berger 100 Fund, Berger Growth and Income Fund and Berger Small Company Growth Fund as well as the previous $1,000 minimum
for the Berger New Generation Fund.