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The minimum wage debate is an ongoing, hotly contested subject. Proponents of the suggested $15/hour minimum cite clear benefits – families would have more income to secure a better standard of living and wouldn’t have to rely on government programs for support. However, the recommended increase has also sparked some concern. Opponents are quick to reference issues like an increase in the cost of goods and its effect on the job market, arguing that essentially doubling the cost for an employee (depending on the current minimum in a given state) will result in hundreds of thousands of terminations. Which group is right?
Regardless of which side you are on, there’s no denying that the next decade will present some dramatic changes to the US economy. It will be a volatile time for business owners, insurance and health providers, and other organizations that handle employment or employee benefits.
As this unfolds, stay aware of your rights. Whether you aren’t being paid according to new minimum standards or you’re being denied benefits that you should receive based on your new hours or new pay, be ready to fight for what you’re entitled to receive. For more information on these developing laws and information about filing a claim, contact our OC workers’ comp attorneys today.