New LA Minimum Wage Kicks In Friday

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Starting Friday, Los Angeles area employers with more than 25 employees will have to start paying their employees at least $10.50 per hour, 50 cents higher than the state minimum wage.

Employees of those businesses will also get at least six days of paid sick leave, double the three days required by state law.

Smaller businesses will get an extra year to comply with both provisions.

The increases are mandated under a combination of city and county ordinances, that will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.

Future increases will be pegged to the Consumer Price Index.

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