The waters have not yet receded in some places, but already officials and businesses around the state are tallying up the costs.
Known for trendsetting legislation, the Golden State is slated to become the first to guarantee $10 an hour as the baseline rate.
The city wants to replace current health care benefits for some former workers with a stipend to help them buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Employees at New York's Herald Square flagship store get raises of $1 to $2 an hour, but they still face erratic schedules.
Moo Cluck Moo, near Detroit, is raising the stakes, and other independent chains aren't far behind.
The answer is a desperate labor force, but overqualified US workers already know that. One proposed solution, though, doesn't inspire much hope.
The Hall of Fame cornerback who criticized concussion lawsuits from his NFL Network pulpit has been deemed 86% disabled by doctors.
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