DC Council Passes Wage Bill Despite Wal-Mart's Threats

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Council on Wednesday passed a bill that requires large retailers to pay workers well over the city's minimum wage despite Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s warning that the legislation would cause it to pull the plug on planned store openings.

Wal-Mart warned that the bill's passage would cause it to rethink its plans to open its first stores in Washington in an op-ed penned by a regional general manager that was published in the Washington Post the day before the final vote on the measure, which...
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