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Minimum wage to climb 70 cents

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The minimum wage is going up Friday and it's got some Georgia business managers looking at how they'll reschedule employees to account for the difference.

Right now minimum wage is $6.55. On Friday it's going up 70 cents to $7.25.

Businesses like Moe's say that will affect as many as 10 of their 14 employees. When you add up the difference multiplied by 25-30 hours a week, businesses say it can be a sizable increase.

Managers say they'll hope to balance the increase with the scheduling of employees.

"Cutting back on some of the hours on some of the slower shifts such as Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll cut back on the number of employees on the line," said Albany Moe's General Manager Linda Teate.

Managers say some businesses may balance the increase by not replacing employees who may leave at the end of summer for college.

 

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