X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
CHICAGO-Mayor Richard Daley’s administration is concerned about lawsuits the city may face if it enacts an ordinance that would require large, “big box” stores, such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to pay workers a minimum wage. Chicago’s City Council voted on July 26 to approve the law, which would force companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue and stores of 90,000 square feet or more to pay workers $10 an hour by July 2010 and $3 an hour in benefits. Daley, who opposes the proposal because it might hamper business development and job creation, could veto it. His law department told some council members that the city could be sued for overstepping its authority. “The most viable challenge to be brought against the proposed ordinance and the one which causes the greatest concern is the argument that the city, in enacting the ordinance, violates its home rule authority,” Mara Georges, Chicago’s corporation counsel, told council members in a July 25 letter. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association, which said the ordinance would impact about 40 stores and discourage the construction of new ones, will file a lawsuit if the ordinance is enacted, said David Vite, association president.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.