How higher wages might spell an end to Sunday brunch

How higher wages might spell an end to Sunday brunch

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A new Harris Poll finds that a significant majority of U.S. adults—72 percent—think the minimum wage should go up. They might look at it differently if they traveled to Australia, where government tinkering with wage rates has resulted in many restaurants choosing to stay closed on Sundays rather than pay staffers 200 percent of their weekday wage.

That number’s not a misprint. Some industries in Australia, including restaurants, are required to pay workers “penalty rates,” i.e.

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