Law firm: Louisville can’t raise minimum wage

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A law firm representing several Louisville employers has sent a letter to Metro Council members disputing the county attorney’s opinion that officials can increase the minimum wage.

The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1AGmCoJ) reports attorneys John Sheller and Timothy Eifler asked city officials to abandon the proposal made earlier this week to hike the minimum wage to $10.10 by July 2017. They say approval of such a measure would conflict with state law.

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Their opinion conflicts with one issued by Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, who said after researching the issue that the city could pass its own law.

O’Connell’s office said it "performed a detailed review of the issue in order to form our opinion," but would review the arguments in the letter.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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