Starting next year, the city of West Hollywood will begin implementing the nation's highest minimum wage at $17.64 an hour.
According to the Los Angeles Times, starting January 1, 2022, hotel employees will see the increase in their pay, and all other workers will see incremental raises in their paychecks every six months until their current hourly wage reaches the new hourly minimum in July of 2023.
The minimum wage pay hike was unanimously approved by West Hollywood's city council after midnight Thursday morning.
According to Councilmember John D'Amico, West Hollywood currently employs 20,000 people, but only 2,000 of those jobs pay well enough to live in WeHo.
Councilmembers added that businesses that are struggling can apply for a one-year waiver to delay the wage increase.
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