How the Latest Minimum Wage Increases Can Help Businesses

The kitchen at Bar Louie restaurant in the River North neighborhood of Chicago Photograph by Tim Boyle/Bloomberg

Even the reddest of red states backed increases to the minimum wage during the Republican triumph in Tuesday’s midterms. And behind that surprising result is waning business opposition, particularly among retailers, says Paul Sonn, general counsel and program director at the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy organization.

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