New law increases minimum wage for some in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Thursday, the city council here approved a law requiring people working for a company that receives city large city contracts or subsidies from the city government pay workers a minimum of $10.55 an hour.
The proposal received no opposition. The pay change starts next year, the Associated Press reported.
Companies that receive contracts worth $25,000 or more and subsidies – such as tax breaks or reduced rents – worth $100,000 or more will be required to increase the minimum wage and provide workers a week's paid leave annually.
The city already pays its workers at least $10.10. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
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