Lawsuit Filed Against a Move to Raise Minimum Wages

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A lawsuit has been filed over a plan to raise minimum wages. The Louisville Metro Council voted in the month of December to increase worker’s minimum wages to at least $9 per hour. By doing so, the city became the first in the state to increase minimum wages above the federal level of $7.25 per hour. On the other hand, a business group has filed suit asking a judge to void the ordinance. As per the report, the Kentucky Restaurant Association, the Kentucky Retail Federation and local business Packaging Unlimited filed the lawsuit this month.

Attorney Brent Baughman, who represents the business groups, said the council lacks the legal authority to raise the minimum wage. “We believe the county acted within its authority,” Democratic council members and County Attorney Mike O’Connell disagreed the argument.

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