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Training wage could be useful, if clarified

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Training new employees can often be difficult for business owners.

The learning curve can be steep and the return on investment minimal, at least at first. Employers sometimes are reluctant to become too heavily invested in employees who either don’t work out, or end up leaving early for another position.

A bill under consideration in the Washington Legislature might help employers when it comes to paying new employees. Senate Bill 5275, and the identical House version 1150, would create a training wage for new employees of 75 percent of the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is gr...

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