Minimum Wage Affects Restaurant

Jun 19, 2017

In Washington the minimum wage is currently $11 an hour. At Denny’s there is no longer a hostess to greet customers. The restaurant can’t afford to pay for that position any longer. Waitresses and managers clear and clean tables. Busboys have been phased out because of the high cost of labor. So a teenager wanting his first job, can’t get a job because the restaurant can’t afford to pay him. Minimum wage laws create unemployment. People who have no skills but who want to work, should have the freedom to contract at whatever market price the business and individual can agree on.