With two bills now on the table to increase the minimum wage — one by the governor to increase it to $9.20 per hour and another by Speaker Benjamin J. Cruz to increase it to $9.20 by Oct. 1 and then to $10.10 by October 2018 — the business community is realistic that some sort of increase is inevitable.
So the topic of debate now is how much and how quickly?
The long-anticipated minimum wage study was released to the public on Feb. 10 with findings of “no major disruption to [employers’] business activities, nor to the employees . . .
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