Professors of economics, Dube, Lester, and Reich’s 2012 study found substantial income increases and employee turnover falls after minimum wage rises. 
. Proponents argue that paying minimum wage reduces employee turnover because workers are able to earn a decent living and are satisfied with their income. With a minimum wage, employees are provided with a stable monthly income around which they can plan their living expenses. Low turnover rates are especially evident when the economy stagnates or is struggling because the security provided by minimum wage regulations creates a degree of stability to the employee, and incentivises them to remain at the job.
High turnover rates are most commonly attributed to low wages and lack of benefits 
. Without a minimum wage, employers can take advantage of the competitive labour market to find the cheapest labour and make it easy for employers to exploit employees under the guide of market competition. Minimum wages prevent this kind of employee exploitation and creates a healthier working environment. The minimum wage reduces work exploitation, creating greater satisfaction, and thus reduces employee turnover rates.
The reduced turnover rates associated with minimum wages also makes business sense, as employers save money which would otherwise be spent on finding, hiring, and training new employees. As the saying goes, time is money, and high turnover rates waste a lot of time and money for both the employer and employee. Research by the Center for American Progress 
finds that business will spend approximately one-fifth of an employee's salary to replace a worker, and may lose more money due to slower productivity of new workers in training. Paying a minimum wage therefore saves both employer and employee money by lowering turnover rates.