Crucially, they differ in how they are calculated and the ages of workers that they apply to.
The business models of the gig economy often stand in the way of implementing minimum wages or conditions.
There are economic arguments to be had for ensuring an appropriate rate of growth of real wages.
Employer groups are calling for a cut in real wages for low paid workers, but this would only exacerbate current problems.
The wealth bonanza enjoyed by top flight football clubs does not trickle down to many of their employees.
The purpose of the Labor Department is to advocate on behalf of workers. As such, it deserves a qualified leader of competence and commitment.
South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma, promised radical economic transformation in his 2017 state of the nation address. A lot of what he said in support of this promise is alternative facts.
The idea of a minimum wage has become widely accepted so why is a maximum wage so controversial?
Despite performing the same job, one of BA's three cabin crew fleets earns far less than their colleagues.
South Africa's proposed national minimum wage must not be seen as a solution for all the country's economic problems but as a floor to protect the most vulnerable workers.
Do Mexico's lowest earners need a big raise?
A global movement of low-wage workers is improving conditions for fast food employees and others in the U.S. and around the world. A Dartmouth labor historian examines the movement's origins.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
Reducing the minimum wage - and eliminating income tax for those workers - is a far better strategy to tackle poverty.
Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the world. The retailer's size means it has huge influence on labor standards. A Dartmouth historian profiles the women who are pushing Walmart to improve.
Obama's new overtime rules will be a big win for workers, but they could also give a boost to companies and the economy.
The new regulation will allow millions more U.S. workers to qualify for overtime pay. Our experts assess the impact.
Boris Johnson says so. But the reality about EU minimum wages and the effect on migration is more subtle.
Falling homeownership rates, stagnant wages and diminishing retirement savings mean that for more and more Americans, the middle-class dream is slowly dying – if it's not already gone.
While it's true that many big businesses are reliant on cheap labour, the new national living wage is unlikely to hurt their profits too badly.