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Council approves $15 minimum wage for Los Angeles

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| The Los Angeles City Council approved a proposal Tuesday that calls for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The city attorney must now draft an ordinance for a final vote.

LA restaurant owners worried about future $15 minimum wage

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“I think it will fundamentally change the business model for many restaurants,” said Jot Condi, President and CEO of the California Restaurant Association.

Plan to raise LA’s minimum wage heads to council for decision

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The proposal to raise LA’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, from its current $9 dollars an hour is closer to becoming a reality.

Minimum wage: LA committee recommends new timeline for small business (update)

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The Los Angeles City Council’s Economic Development on Wednesday recommended steps for raising the citywide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.

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Tax credit can help families risking poverty, report says

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A new Public Policy Institute of California report says the Earned Income Tax Credit can help keep families at risk for poverty.

Minimum wage studies: Critics question economists' ties to labor

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The men who were hired to provide further analysis on three recent minimum wage studies are being criticized for possible bias.

Economists side with Berkeley study of minimum wage hike

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A "peer review" of three recent minimum wage studies found that Berkeley's forecast was "the most likely scenario," bolstering support for a $13.25 wage.

Actors: LA's small theaters aren't ready for minimum wage

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Two-thirds of actors in the Equity union came out against a proposal to require 99-seat theaters to pay them more. Union leaders may vote on it Tuesday.

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