New Orleans Living Wage Law: Updates and News
|Louisiana Supreme Court Finds Law Unconstitutional: Sept. 5, 2002|
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected as unconstitutional a voter-approved change in the New Orleans City Charter that would have made the minimum wage in Orleans higher than the federal minimum wage paid in surrounding parishes. more...
From the Associated Press, Sept. 5, 2002:
Proponents of higher wage may
go to Legislature
Proponents of higher minimum wages may take the next round of their
battle to the Legislature after the Louisiana Supreme Court killed an
attempt to force employers in New Orleans to pay $1-an-hour more than
the federal minimum. more...
here to read the BNA Daily Labor Report article from March 2002
Updated March 28, 2002
Photos by J. Scott, © 2002 ACORN