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Two hotel industry groups sue L.A. over minimum wage hike
Two hotel industry groups sue L.A. over minimum wage hike

Two industry groups sued Los Angeles on Tuesday over its planned minimum wage at larger hotels, saying it would cause "irreparable harm" and run afoul of federal labor law. The American Hotel and Lodging Assn. and the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. said the city's law, which imposes a $15.37 minimum wage, improperly interferes with labor relations, tipping the scales in favor of unions. The law has national implications for the hospital industry, which wants to keep other cities from adopting similar rules. "If L.A. does this, other large cities will see it as something sensible for them to do," attorney Michael Starr said. The wage law allows unionized...

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