Living wage law may lead to higher municipal taxes or reduced spending on other services.
living wage law
October 17, 2016 12:18PM
January 28, 2014 2:00AM
What a world it would be if governments could simply legislate higher pay for low-wage workers without any ill effects. But we live in the real world and here public policy should be informed by evidence, not just good intentions. The reality that many labour activists fail to realize is that when governments mandate wage floors, there are real adverse effects. And the people hurt are often the most vulnerable with the least skills.