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Sectoral Wage Ordinances

The majority of U.S. states have a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, and currently 61 localities have minimum wages that are higher than that of their state. In addition, state and local governments have passed laws setting higher minimum wages and other wage-related standards for specific industries. Below we have compiled a list of these sectoral wage ordinances, grouped by sector.

Please let us know about any sectoral wage laws we have overlooked. Note that we have not included non-construction prevailing wage laws.

Contact: Ken Jacobs, kjacobs9@berkeley.edu

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Secure Maryland Wage Act

[Boston] Logan International Airport

Minimum Wage Policy for certain Commercial Service Operator (CSO) and Aviation Service Operator (ASO) Employees at Logan

[Chicago] O’Hare and Midway International Airports

Certified Service Provider Program (“CSPP”)

Denver International Airport

Minimum Wage Protections for Workers Associated with City Contracts

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport

Living Wage Ordinance

[Houston] George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Airport

Living Wage Air Carrier Executive Order

Los Angeles World Airports (LAX and Van Nuys Airports)

Living Wage and Service Worker Retention Ordinances

Miami International Airport

Living Wage Ordinance

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

MSP Airport Minimum Wage Ordinance

LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport

Port Authority Minimum Wage Policy; Healthy Terminals Act

Oakland International Airport

Living Wage and Labor Standards at Port-assisted Businesses

Philadelphia International Airport

PHL Prevailing Wage Law

Portland International Airport

Alignment with City of Portland’s Fair Wage Policy

St. Louis Lambert International Airport

St. Louis Living Wage

San Francisco International Airport

SFO Quality Standards Program

San Jose Mineta International Airport

Living Wage and Training Standards

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

SeaTac Minimum Employment Standards Ordinance for Hospitality and Transportation Industry Employers

[Washington, D.C.] Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports

Airport Workers Wage Program

Anaheim (CA) Living Wages Paid by Beneficiaries of City Subsidies (Measure L)

Emeryville (CA) Workplace Justice Standards at Large Hotels

Glendale (CA) Hotel Workers Protection Ordinance

Long Beach (CA) Hotel Worker Minimum Wage

Los Angeles Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance

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  • Municipal code
    [NOTE: The Los Angeles Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone was repealed by Ord. No. 183,241 (i.e., citywide hotel minimum wage), Eff. 11/10/14.]

Oakland (CA) Hotel Workers Protection & Employment Standards Ordinance (Measure Z)

Santa Monica (CA) Hotel Worker Living Wage

SeaTac (WA) Minimum Employment Standards Ordinance for Hospitality and Transportation Industry Employers

West Hollywood (CA) Hotels Minimum Wage

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    [Note: hotel employees currently have a higher minimum wage than other workers, but by 7/1/2023 the minimum wage will be the same for hotel and other workers.]

California

AB 1228, Fast food minimum wage (replaced AB 257)

New York State

Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

California

SB 525: Minimum wages: health care workers

Inglewood, CA

Healthcare workers minimum wage ordinance (23-10)

Chicago

Domestic Worker Rights

Philadelphia

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Seattle

Domestic Worker Ordinance

Minneapolis

Licenses and Business Regulations: Transportation Network Companies

New York City

Driver pay rules for High-Volume For-Hire Services (Uber, Lyft)

Minimum Pay Rate for App-Based Restaurant Delivery Workers

Seattle

App-Based Workers Minimum Payment Ordinance

Transportation Network Company Minimum Compensation Ordinance
Preempted by Washington State Transportation Network Company Drivers’ Rights Law

Washington State

Transportation Network Company Drivers’ Rights

Minnesota

Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board

New Jersey

Temporary Workers’Bill of Rights

Chula Vista, CA

Traffic Control Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance

Detroit, MI

Industry Standards Board