When the full $15 per hour comes into effect, some employees will ask for reduced hours so they can maintain their welfare benefits. What people so far have missed is that we are financing people to work less. A 30 hour a week person who makes $10 per hour x 30 hours = $300. That person will now work 20 hours for their $300 per week and keep their income the same and their welfare the same.
What would you do with 40 more hours a month of time?