Midday Sunday: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15

(FOX 11) This week, Los Angeles became the largest U.S. city to have a $15 per hour minimum wage law.

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The minimum wage is not limited to just hotel and restaurant workers. Nurses, mechanics, librarians and everyone else who works in the City of Los Angeles must earn at least $15 an hour by the year 2020.

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Hourly pay, which is now at least $9 per hour, will increase incrementally every year beginning on July 1, 2016. Several other provisions of the new law will cover sick leave, service charges and tips, Consumer Price Index increases, lower wages for teenagers and waivers for non-profit organizations.

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Our guest Curren Price covers all of that in Sunday's program. Price is the Los Angeles City Council member representing the 9th District. He also chairs the committee that was responsible for crafting and passing the new minimum wage law.

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Read more about on his website at www.the-new-ninth.com.

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