$15 minimum wage will result in layoffs, one-third of small business owners say: Survey

Small business owners like Aaron Seyedian have long utilized MIT’s living wage calculator to account for cost of living and set pay, which differs by region. Seyedian, who employs ten workers at his D.C. area business called Well-Paid Maids, is willing to pay his employees more if it means they can keep the phone on and prevent canceled shifts or callouts.

“Even if it only moved a dollar, I think that’s a big difference in someone’s life,” he said.

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