California Passes Minimum Wage Hike

Posted on April 14, 2016 by - Services

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will incrementally raise the California minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. Below is the schedule of increases by size of employer.

Employers with 26 or more employees:
1. $10.50 – January 1, 2017
2. $11.00 – January 1, 2018
3. $12.00 – January 1, 2019
4. $13.00 – January 1, 2020
5. $14.00 – January 1, 2021
6. $15.00 – January 1, 2022

Employers with 25 or fewer employees:
1. $10.50 – January 1, 2018
2. $11.00 – January 1, 2019
3. $12.00 – January 1, 2020
4. $13.00 – January 1, 2021
5. $14.00 – January 1, 2022
6. $15.00 – January 1, 2023

The bill allows the governor to delay a particular increase for one year in the event of a budget crisis or an economic downturn. With these increases, California joins New York in becoming the first states to pass legislation that will result in a statewide minimum wage of $15 per hour.

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