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How Do You Feel About Massachusetts' New Minimum Wage Law?

Jun 26, 2014 01:07PM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Business, Today, Town Hall




Gov. Deval Patrick today signed bill S,2195 into law.
"An Act Restoring the Minimum Wage and Providing Unemployment Insurance Reforms" will, over the next three years, raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $11 per hour.
To balance the increased expense for small business, the new law also reduces the amount paid by businesses into the unemployment insurance pool.
State Rep. Jim Lyons, R-Andover, has been an outspoken critic of the minimum wage increase.
"The house today passed more regulation that will hurt our economy and hurt small business," Lyons was quoted as saying in The State House News, adding that the 37 percent jump is too much. “This is an unfair tax on the small businesses in the Commonwealth."
But what do you think?
Do you think the increase in minimum wage is fair, perhaps even overdue?
Or do you believe that the increase is too steep and could be a jobs killer that ultimately damages the Massachusetts economy?
Leave your opinion in the comment space below.


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