Fisher Phillips Partner Discusses Impact of Federal Minimum Wage on Restaurant Industry
In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Matthew Korn weighs in on the pros and cons of federal legislation that would double the minimum wage over the next five years. Matt explains that applying the same $15 rate around the country does not account for various living situations. He notes that the federal government even acknowledged this gap because pay scales are different based on cost of living across the country. Therefore, he suggests the approach should be locality-specific with different minimum wages across state and local government lines.
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