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Industry groups sue over L.A.'s minimum wage for hotel workers
Industry groups sue over L.A.'s minimum wage for hotel workers

Two hotel industry groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new Los Angeles law that requires a higher minimum wage at the city's larger hotels. The lawsuit from the American Hotel and Lodging Assn. and the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. contends that the City Council's decision to impose a $15.37 per hour minimum wage is preempted by federal labor law and therefore unenforceable. The two groups also say the city is interfering with labor relations and union organizing at its larger hotels. And they voiced fears that L.A.'s ordinance could be replicated elsewhere in the country. "It gives the unions a powerful economic wedge" to use against hotel...

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