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April 2016:

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Dear Don,
   California Lawmakers Approve
$15/hr. Minimum Wage

A "deal" has been reached between labor unions,    
Democratic lawmakers, & Governor Jerry Brown to increase California's minimum wage to $15/hr. by 2022

The California legislature has voted to approve the Bill, largely along partisan lines, which was passed by a vote of 48-26 in the Assembly and by a vote of 26-12 in the Senate.  Governor Jerry Brown has announced that he will sign the bill into law on Monday April 4, 2016.   All but two democrats voted in favor of the bill; no Republicans in either house voted in favor of the bill.   

New California Law Minimum Wage Increases Begin As Follows:

 
 
After 2022-23, the California minimum wage will automatically increase by up to 3.5% based on the Consumer Price Index.  Also to provide for minimum wage increases, the new law phases in paid sick leave for in-home supportive care workers (originally eliminated from the statewide paid sick leave law that took effect in 2015), beginning on July 1, 2018.

 
  • California's minimum wage (currently $10/hr.) is already the highest in the country.  This new law likely will preserve that ranking into the foreseeable future.
  • Many California cities have implemented local minimum wage ordinances even higher than the statewide minimum wage; the new law (unlike the laws of many other states) does not preempt local minimum wage ordinances.
  • POINT: California employers must ensure compliance with both the statewide law and any local ordinances applicable to their employees.
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