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In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011, workers prepare for lunch in the kitchen at the Palio D In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011, workers prepare for lunch in the kitchen at the Palio D'Asti restaurant in San Francisco. Come New Year's Day, San Francisco makes history by becoming the first city in the nation to scale a $10 minimum wage. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  

San Francisco minimum wage is set to become the highest in US

Thousands of San Francisco workers are starting the new year with a raise.

On Jan. 1 the city’s minimum wage will rise to $10.24 an hour. That’s the highest rate in the country and makes San Francisco the first place in the U.S. to mandate double-digit hourly wages for its lowest-paid workers.

Small businesses, led by the food-crazy town’s No. 1 industry, restaurants, warn that the high rate, combined with other costly city mandates, could force them to lay off workers.

Full story: San Francisco minimum wage is set to become the highest in U.S. – Los Angeles Times