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TO WAGE, contracts. To give a pledge or security for the performance of anything; as to wage or gage deliverance; to wage law, &c. Co. Litt. 294. This word is but little used.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Employees who earn a reasonable wage are more likely to feel valued by an employer, hence have more morale.
Yahya Centi, Department of Labor and Employment director in Eastern Visayas who is also the wage board chair, said the decision to implement the increase in two tranches would make it easier for business owners to comply with the order.
In short, the deliberations on minimum wage in the country have become a battle between the maximizers (trade unions) versus the minimizers (employers and government).
" Despite last year's wage hikes, minimum wages across all sectors have not reached even half of the P1,400 that the National Economic and Development Authority said was needed for a family of five to live a comfortable life, TUCP added.
In analyzing wage growth, the report finds that in advanced G20 countries real wage growth declined from 0.9 per cent in 2016 to 0.4 per cent in 2017.
Wage inequality between women reduced in the year to June, and was now back to levels it was at in the mid-2000s.
As to establishments with less than 10 employees, the Region 6 wage board added P23.50 to the daily pay, to increase their minimum wage rate to P295.
'I request to not give the exact number, and give the possibility to the annual minimum wage negotiations to decide the wage,' he said.
Minimum wage employees will get a 90 cent hourly increase in Colorado, while those in Hawaii will see an extra 85 cents.
Figures from the National Insurance Institute allow for a comparison between localities on these wage levels.