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The Associated Press reports that the Washington, D.C.-based International Franchise Association is suing the Seattle City Council, which recently voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $15/hour over the next three years.

According to the story, the association says that the law is unfair to small franchises: "For example, it says an independently owned Holiday Inn Express in Seattle with 28 workers is considered a 'large' business under the law, because Holiday Inn franchises nationally have more than 500 workers. Meanwhile, other Seattle companies with up to 500 workers are considered ‘'small’' and given extra time to adopt the wage.
KC's View:
This strikes me as a legitimate complaint … and ought to be addressed by lawmakers.