A proposed federal minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour could cause some fitness facility operators to rethink business. Photo from Thinkstock.
Thirteen states had an automatic minimum wage hike at the start of 2014, and health club owners—particularly those of small- to medium-sized clubs—are anxious about the proposed federal increase to $10.10 an hour from $7.25, which was passed in 2009. They are concerned that perks such as merit-based raises and employee benefits may suffer. In a still-recovering economy, some policymakers also have concerns about forcing higher labor costs on low-margin businesses, while others ...
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