'Living Wage' Law Upheld In Court

California courts say Berkeley's zone-based selective 'living wage' is legal in a victory for fair-pay advocates.
June 18, 2004, 11am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Berkeley's law, passed in 2000, had forced businesses signing leases at the city's marina to pay a 'living wage' while the rest of town could continue paying the minimum. The basis of the suit, which conceded Berkeley's right to regulate wages, was that by only legislating for a 'living wage' at the marina, the city had created a double-standard.

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Published on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 in American City Business Journals
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