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Min. Wage Hikes Need to Be Backed by Enforcement Efforts, Some Say

Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco have been among the major U.S. cities to pass minimum wage increases, culling national attention and some criticism. While these hikes have generally been paced to occur over a few years, with some raising the minimum wage to as much as $15 by 2020, criticism from employers has generally been that these hikes will increase labor costs, forcing firings or even the shutdown of some entities. In all of this debate, however, a greater […]

Los Angeles City Approves $15/hr Minimum Wage

In a 14 to 1 vote, the Los Angeles City Council approved raising the minimum wage for city workers to $15 per hour.  The increases will be done in stages until 2020.  There are certain exemptions and implementation delays for non-profits and small businesses.  If you have questions about the wage increases, contact a Los Angeles employment lawyer for a free consultation.

$15 per hour Minimum Wage?

There are current local and statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. This week, the Los Angeles City Hall economic panel backed a proposal to increase the minimum wage from $9 per hour to $15 per hour. The proposal, which would make a slight increase every year until reaching $15 per hour in 2020 is headed for a vote before the full Los Angeles City Council. There is still ongoing debate about the increase and whether […]