Walk it out. The design of the bill is to encourage companies to pay their employees more or at least recoup the cost either way. However those are not the only option for the company. Deliberately not hiring poor people is an option.m which would put the people this is supposed to help in tougher shape. It is also possible that this would encourage companies to move more operations off shore. The bill is an obtuse way of trying to raise the minimum wage and increasing the minimum wage has also been proven to increase inflation. And all of this hasn’t yet touched on the disproportionality impact on small businesses compared to large ones. If you are looking to reduce the cost of these programs, then increase vetting and also penalty if false claims. Don’t tax businesses.