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Seattle's minimum wage law goes into effect this month

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

SEATTLE (AP):

Seattle's new minimum wage law goes into effect this month.

The law will eventually raise the city's minimum wage to US$15 an hour. It's phased in more quickly for big companies than small ones.

Starting yesterday, large businesses and national chains raised their minimum pay to at least US$11 an hour. Smaller businesses pay at least US$10 an hour.

Seattle's current minimum wage is US$9.47, the same as the Washington state minimum wage.