Minimum wage laws can have unanticipated effects, as we learn when Philip—a typical small-town, small business owner—gets arrested for underpaying his teenage employee, Thomas.
Defense lawyers Holly and William take Philip’s case. District Attorney Sam inflates the case from one small business owner breaking a minimum wage law to the broader issue of income inequality. Will Philip be able to get a fair trial?
What the media’s now calling the “Income Inequality Trial” moves into its final days. Philip violated the minimum wage law, true, but did he really do anything wrong? Did he actually exacerbate income inequality? Or did he instead help a disadvantaged kid get his first job?