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Minimum Wage Goes Up
(2008-06-30)
(wgvu) - Starting tomorrow, hundreds of
thousands of Michigan workers who make at or just above the minimum
wage are getting a raise.
The state's hourly minimum wage rises Tuesday from $7.15 to
$7.40.
The raise is the last of three put in place under a 2006 law
that bumped the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour.
About 58,000 workers in Michigan make the minimum wage, the
lowest amount that employers legally have to pay.
The increase also helps another 209,000 people who earn more
than $7.15 but less than $7.40.
The biggest effect will be on service businesses such as hotels
and restaurants.
Businesses warn the higher wages mean they'll have to lay people
off, cut back employees' hours, raise prices and put off planned
renovations.
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