Judge denies restraining order against St. Louis minimum wage

22nd Judicial Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer | Photo courtesy of the 22nd Judicial Circuit
22nd Judicial Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer | Photo courtesy of the 22nd Judicial Circuit

A judge on Wednesday blocked a group’s request for a temporary restraining order against the St. Louis minimum wage hike.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer said the order isn’t needed because the wage increase doesn’t take effect until next month, by which time he will rule on its legal arguments and merits.

The decision follows a suit filed Monday by a coalition of groups, including the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to stop the city from raising its wage floor to $8.25 per hour on Oct. 15.

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved that wage hike, as part of a gradual increase to $11 per hour by 2018, last month.

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