Los Angeles wage and hour lawyer weighs in on Minimum Wage Results in Lawsuit

2015-05-17 17:08:41 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - News Providers News)

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05/14/2015 // Keller Grover LLP // (press release)

Flagstaff, AZ—Could you support a family, especially if you’re the sole income earner, on $8.05 per hour? The answer is a conclusive “No,” and Flagstaff residents are ready to do something about it by overturning a 2013 law that prohibits cities from creating their own minimum wage standards, reports California wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover of the Keller Grover law firm.

The Flagstaff Living Wage Coalition is leading the fight to raise Flagstaff’s minimum wage from $8.05 per hour to an unknown limit by filing a lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that under the 2013 law, Arizona has sole authority to set the minimum wage, which is in direct conflict with legislation voted upon in 2006 called Proposition 202. Proposition 202 states that cities and towns “may by ordinance regulate minimum wages and benefits within its geographic boundaries” as long as the wage was not lower than that set by the state.

In addition, the law passed in 2013 also prohibited cities, towns or local governments from regulating employee benefits, in addition to compensation.

Part of the lawsuit hinges on the fact that because the law passed in 2006 was done so by the voting public,

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