Despite the howling from Democrats who are claiming the sky is falling, KSFY has a story on their web site noting how one employer believes that the Youth Minimum Wage Act is going to allow her to give 14 Year old kids their first job:
One local business owner says South Dakota’s new teen minimum wage allows her to give more inexperienced teens their first paycheck.
Dropping the minimum wage for teens under 18 a dollar, from $8.50 to $7.50 an hour, may help some small business owners like Burwell.
“It gave a big sigh, it eased the pressure off me somewhat,” Burwell said.
It could also help DiAnn give more teens a chance to earn their first paycheck.
“Fourteen-year-olds definitely benefit from this, because it gives them more of an opportunity to get into the work field, and learn work ethics,” Burwell said.
Governor Daugaard signed the teen minimum wage bill into law on Friday.
Burwell said the lower teen wage allows her to take a chance on hiring younger and more inexperienced teens.
So, the measure is going to do exactly as it was advertised to do? Imagine that.