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Fairness for caregivers [Editorial]
If Maryland moves to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — as it should — employers around the state are going to have to adjust the way they do business, even if they don't presently have any minimum wage workers. Once those with lower skills and less demanding jobs are making the same amount as people who were previously making a bit above the minimum wage, employers will have little choice but to increase salaries more generally if they want to maintain a high-quality workforce. In fact, that ripple effect is one of the most salient benefits of a minimum wage increase.
March 20, 2014