Workers’ Boards: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a workers’ board?

A workers’ board—also known as a wage board or industry committee—is a governmental body that sets minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards for an entire occupation, sector, or industry. In order to ensure that those standards meet the needs of a range of stakeholders, the board includes representatives of workers and employers and enables public participation.

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