Column: Why minimum wage shouldn’t be increased, from restaurateur’s perspective
By Russell Ryan
Dec. 16, 2018
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Hawaii’s hourly minimum wage just reached $10.10 this year, the final tier in a gradual, multiyear series of increases. Already, “living wage” advocates are pressing for more pay hikes, somewhat encouraged by the recent hotel-workers strike that amplified the message. Businesses, though, urge caution due to unintended, market-driven consequences.