DC Mayor Vetoes Wage Bill Aimed At Big-Box Stores

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT) -- Washington Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would require large retailers such as Wal-Mart to pay workers well over the city’s minimum wage, saying the flawed bill would deal a huge blow to economic development.

In a letter to Councilman Phil Mendelson, who introduced the bill, Gray said although he felt the bill was well-intentioned, it would not have addressed the city’s underlying employment problems and would have been a setback in the District’s efforts to grow and diversify its...
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