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New law increases minimum wage for some in New Orleans

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago August 06, 2015 Aug 6, 2015 Thursday, August 06 2015 August 06, 2015 6:28 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

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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