Minimum Wage Increases

POSTED: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 7:53am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Millions of workers in America got a raise on Friday. The third and final minimum wage hike took effect, increasing workers pay by 70 cents an hour.

This final phase affected more than 30 states whose minimum wage was below $7.25.

But Louisiana's Workforce Commission says it's a double-edged sword. While minimum wage earners say they might be able to live a little better, some employers say they'll have to cut hours, or positions.