State minimum wage to increase
On Jan. 1 new Colorado laws are being set into place, one of them dealing with minimum wage in the state.
Now, workers will be paid at least $12 dollars an hour… 90 cents more than what some are getting now.
Tipped employees like waiters and bartenders will also be seeing a pay raise.
But while some are excited for the change, some employers argue that they will have to offset costs... which will affect their business budgets.
"But any new positions people getting into, they can expect to see no less than twelve dollars an hour,” says Mesa County Workforce Celina Kirnberger.
Wages will rise in states all over the world in just two days.