About a year ago Seattle passed its own minimum wage hike, which immediately began to reap havoc on a number of local restaurant owners who were forced by city government to raise their minimum wage pay.
To quickly recap, April 1st saw Seattle’s minimum wage rise to $11 an hour. For some businesses, minimum wage will jump again to $15 an hour on January 1, 2017.
In January, Subway franchise owner Matt Holleck said the unfair wage increase will force “businesses to close. I don’t know if i’ll be one of them. And hopefully I won’t be. But it’s going to affect business.”
And things don’t appear to be getting any better over the past year.