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Ala. Governor Signs Bill to Block Birmingham Minimum Wage

Feb. 26, 2016, 5:00 AM

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) signed legislation Feb. 25 to block the city of Birmingham’s recently enacted minimum wage of $10.10 per hour and ensure that other cities can’t enact similar ordinances.

Act No. 2016-18 prohibits cities and counties in the state from requiring employers to provide “paid or unpaid leave, vacation, wage, or work schedule, that is not required by state or federal law.”

The Republican-sponsored HB 174 won approval in the state Senate by a vote of 23-10 on Feb. 25, just over a week after the House approved it 38 CBEM, 2/26/16, 37 DLR A-8, 2/25/16. ...