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(CNN) — When the New Year’s confetti comes down at midnight, so will a wave of new laws across the country.

From jury duty to pet purchases, here’s a look at some of the changes for 2019:

Minimum wages will get a boost

At least 19 states will increase their minimum wages on or around New Year’s Day, according to the National Employment Law Project.

The group’s executive director, Christine Owens, said the increases come after years of frustration by hard-working, lower-income Americans.

Source: Minimum wage to increase in many U.S. cities and states, to as much as $15/hour in some areas |