LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — L.A. County Supervisors will consider raising the minimum wage in the county to $15 an hour.
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s plan would mirror the one signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti for the city earlier this month.READ MORE: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
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Garcetti passed legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. It will rise from $9 per hour to $10.50 an hour beginning in 2016. The rate will then jump to $12 in 2017; $13.25 in 2018; $14.25 in 2019; and $15 by 2020, taking place on the first of July each year.MORE NEWS: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash
Under the new law, small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will have the increases moved back by one year.