West Hollywood will have the nation's highest minimum wage. Business owners are not happyLucian Tudor, in the main dining room of La Boheme in West Hollywood, has spoken out about the stress on his business created by the city's increase of the minimum wage. Still, many small-business owners in West Hollywood are speaking out against the higher wage, saying they are reaching a breaking point and need relief to avoid closing. Part-time employees are provided leave on a pro-rata basis, according to Laura Biery, economic development director for West Hollywood. But she views the policies in West Hollywood as aspirational for other cities.