A costly raise: Unintended consequences of minimum wage ruling

By: Marc Schollett – Up North Live – July 21, 2022

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Getting a pay raise is usually a really good thing. Getting a raise that boost your hourly rate by 200 percent is pretty phenomenal.

But that raise may not actually be good news for hundreds of northern Michigan workers, who in the long run could end up making less.

Wingin’ It Wednesday is a weekly occurrence at Oaky’s Tavern. So as usual, John Oakert had the smoker going, and his staff of employees geared up for what is typically a busy day at the popular Interlochen restaurant. (Read more)