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The ordinance requires the city and all qualifying businesses to pay employees a living wage; and indexes minimum wage increases to the consumer price index for the western region for urban wage earners and clerical workers.
This report evaluates the proposal to raise Contra Costa County's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in 5 steps. The study examines the impacts on workers and businesses.
This study requested by the Mayor of Los Angeles evaluates the impact of the proposed minimum wage of $13.25 by 2017 in 3 steps. The study evaluates the number and demographics of workers impacted as well as the economic impact on workers and business. They find a large impact for workers with modest imapct on businesses.
This report details the impact on workers of the hotel industry in LA refusing to comply with the City's Living Wage Ordinance
This report examines methods for cities to improve job quality in their communities by using city regulatory power to establish wage floors and other employment standards, regulating domestic-employee placing agencies, using city resources to enforce existing government employment regulations, implementing equal opportunity employment policies, using city proprietary interests, and curbing employers\\\' practices that take advantage of immigrant workers. The policy recommendations in the report are based on the experience of cities around the country.
This ordinance amends the Philadelphia code to require employers within organizations or public agencies that receive city contracts, subcontracts, leases, concessions, financial assistance, or other forms of city support to provide their employees with a higher minimum wage. The new minimum wage standard in this ordinance is an hourly wage, excluding benefits, of at least 150 percent of the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. This ordinance also establishes a Living Wage Advisory Committee to review the implementation and effectiveness of this law.
This study evaluates the impact of the proposed 2014 ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2018 in four steps. The study evaluates the number and demographics of workers impacted as well as the economic impact on workers and business. They find a large impact for workers with modest imapct on businesses.
This report evaluated the potential impact of the 2014 ballot measure to raise Oakland's minimum wage to $12.25. They found it would increase wages for 25% of the workforce. Costs would be managed through savings from reduced turnover, increase productivity, and small price increases at restaurants.
This technical report outlines the date and methodology developed by the UC Berkeley Labor Center to estiamte the number of workers imapcted by proposed local minimum wages laws, as well as the expected increase in wages. This report outlines the challenges of dealing with data limitations for city or county based analyses and provides guidance for those looking to conduct this analyises in their own community.
An ordinance adding Article 6 to Chapter XVIII of the Los Angeles Municipal Code requiring a minimum wage for hotel workers and repealing Article 4 of Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. The City has made significant financial investments to create a climate that has allowed the hospitality industry to thrive in Los Angeles. For example, the City assists in providing and maintaining free public tourist attractions and in helping to build and maintain the public transportation system that carries visitors around the City, including to and from hotels. The City\'s investments have helped the hospitality industry, which has enjoyed three consecutive years of growth, achieve an occupancy rate of 78 percent (far better than the national average of 62 percent) and a \"revenue per room available\" rate of $111 — a 14 year high for Los Angeles. Because hotels receive benefits from City assets and investments and because the City and its tourist industry benefit from hotels with experienced and content workers with low turnover, it is fair and reasonable that hotels pay their employees a fair wage. It will benefit the local economy and benefit City visitors, residents and businesses.