Louisiana Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Against Minimum Wage Increase
Small business owners in Louisiana overwhelmingly oppose efforts to raise the state's minimum wage, according to a study from the National Federation of Independent Business.
State Director for NFIB in Louisiana Dawn Starns said 90 percent of those surveyed opposed such an increase.
"Here's the reality: Businesses, especially small businesses, have only so much money," Starns said. "If the government artificially drives up the cost of labor, then employers can't hire as many workers. It's that simple."
Starns also suggested there could be a further administrative burden on those businesses that operate in more than one state. For example, an employer in Louisiana would have to pay employees at a new wage while paying employees in Mississippi a different wage.
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