The Missouri Supreme Court ruling this week upholding St. Louis' minimum wage hike has suddenly put businesses in the position of having to raise wages.
"This is definitely a tough one," said Maggie Crane, spokesperson for Mayor Francis Slay.
Crane said the mayor plans to meet with the business community in the city to try and work out a schedule for raising the wage.
Under the schedule that was first approved in 2015, the minimum wage is now supposed to be at $10 an hour and go up to $11 next year.
Attorney Jane Dueker, who represents a coalition of businesses that challenged the law, said the group is evaluating their options.
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