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LA officials give final approval to pay increase at large hotels

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles city leaders gave final approval on Wednesday to a measure that would increase the wages of workers at large hotels to $15.37 an hour, prompting a warning from hotel industry officials they might sue over the "living wage ordinance." Mayor Eric Garcetti, who pledged last month to bring the city's overall minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, has promised to sign the hotel measure, which would establish one of the highest minimum wages in the country. The current California minimum wage is $8 an hour. Los Angeles City Council voted 11-2 to pass the measure, a week after giving it initial approval, said Connie Llanos, a spokeswoman for...

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