LANCASTER – The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is conducting a business forum in Lancaster to gather input on a potential minimum wage increase. Officials are seeking comments about the potential minimum wage increase from businesses in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
The local forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the Antelope Valley College Cafeteria, located at 3041 West Avenue K in Lancaster.
To better understand the impact of a possible minimum wage increase, the Board of Supervisors authorized the County to conduct a study on the impact of a minimum wage increase in the County unincorporated areas and to receive input from businesses potentially affected by an increase.
The forum will allow DCBA to provide to the Board of Supervisors input from business owners in the unincorporated areas of the County.
The current minimum wage in Los Angeles County is $9 an hour as set by state law.
Recently, there have been a number of research reports highlighting the impact of increasing the minimum wage. As the County explores the possibility of adopting a new minimum wage ordinance, officials would like to hear directly from business owners how a minimum wage increase may affect their businesses.
Those unable to attend the April 30 business forum in Lancaster may submit a written comment online at dcba.lacounty.gov.
The comment period on the website will be open through Thursday May 7, 2015.
[Information via news release from the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs.]