A bit a of bonus for those making minimum wage in Ohio.
The minimum wage in Ohio in increasing January 1st by ten cents.
For waitresses and waiters it's five cents.
But the question is, when the minmum wage increases, will it create a domino effect, positive or negative?
Some say the increase is too small to make a difference.
Others say any increase helps in today's world.
Marietta College Economics Professor Greg Delemeester says according to research, for every ten percent increase in minimum wage, employment may drop at most by three percent.
"When you raise the price of any product people tend to buy less of it, and if you raise the price of labor through a legislative minimum wage, employers will cut back in some way, shape or form on how many workers they hire," says Delemeester.
"As the cost of living continues to rise, we have to meet people where they are, and minimum wage, there are so many people in minimum wage jobs trying to make things happen, they have two or three minimum wage jobs, they need to have some type of benefits, I think it's only right," says Ellen Campbell, Director of Retention and Student Engagement at Marietta College.
Like Campbell, others we talked with say every little bit counts with the introduction of the Afforable Care Act and this minimum wage increase.
Delemeester says both contribute to a rising cost of hiring workers.