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Inventory of US City and County Minimum Wage Ordinances

Across the country, cities and counties have become laboratories of policy innovation on labor standards. Before 2012, only five localities had minimum wage laws; currently, 40 counties and cities do. (The Kentucky State Supreme Court recently overturned minimum wage ordinances in Louisville and Lexington and Iowa recently passed a law barring local minimum wage ordinances, affected the counties of Johnson, Lee, Linn, Polk, and Wapello.) To help inform policymakers and other stakeholders, the UC Berkeley Labor Center is maintaining an up-to-date inventory of these laws, with details on wage levels, scheduled increases and other law details, as well as links to the ordinances.

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(last updated 7-18-2017)



Snapshot: Cities and Counties with Minimum Wage Ordinances