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Minimum wage hike comes to some LA County cities: How will it impact workers and businesses?




Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (C) celebrates with City Councilors and labor representatives after he signed into law an ordinance raising the minimum wage to USD 15 an hour by 2020, in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2015.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (C) celebrates with City Councilors and labor representatives after he signed into law an ordinance raising the minimum wage to USD 15 an hour by 2020, in Los Angeles, California on June 13, 2015.
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The minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles was raised Sunday, the third such hike since Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a measure in 2015 that will gradually increase it to $15 per hour by 2020.

Hikes went into effect in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, Pasadena, Santa Monica and Malibu. The minimum wage in the cities and unincorporated areas for businesses with 26 or more employees is moving up to $13.25 per hour from $12 per hour, and to $12 per hour from $10.50 per hour for businesses with 25 or few employees. The California minimum wage is $11 an hour for businesses with 26 employees or more, and $10.50 for smaller ones.

So how will the new minimum wage affect those looking for entry-level positions? And if you are a business owner, what do you think the impact of the hike will be? Call us at 866-893-5722 and weigh in.

With files from the Associated Press

Guest:

Andrew Khouri, reporter covering the California economy for the Los Angeles Times who has been reporting on the minimum wage hike; he tweets at @khouriandrew