Say hello  to the rise of the automated machines at fast-food restaurants:
Minimum wage increases are set to go into effect in 15 localities on Friday.
Minimum wage increases will go into effect in 15 cities in California, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, and Illinois, as well as the District of Columbia.
Those increases threaten to curb hiring and see businesses reduce hours, according to critics. Michael Saltsman, research director at the free market Employment Policies Institute, told the Washington Free Beacon called the rise of the minimum wage “unprecedented.
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