Minimum wage is a very stupid idea to begin with. Minimum wage was a tactic to control the people, starting with employers. Before minimum wage, America was prosperous.
America was built on the natural laws of supply and demand. Naturally, if you don't pay someone what they're worth, they will leave and go elsewhere to work for a competitor. Even if someone is starting out, never worked before, they will shop around at companies who are hiring and take a similar job with whomever is paying the most. That's just one way the natural law of supply and demand works.
It's just like when you buy something. You can buy it cheap and get junk or you can pay a little more more money and get quality. Same thing with labor.