Category Archives: Minimum Wage

New Year, New Employment Laws for California Employers

The California Legislature, local city councils, and other lawmakers have been busy over the last several months passing a number of laws that will impact the employment landscape.  Below is an overview of some of the key changes to be … Continue reading

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California Passes Law Increasing the Minimum Wage

A new law increasing California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour applies to all businesses with employees in California – and not just to those employing minimum wage workers.  The law, available here, implements a phased approach to increasing the statewide … Continue reading

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California Increases Minimum Wage–Tips for Compliance

On September 25, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill increasing the minimum wage from $8 per hour to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014 and to $10 per hour effective January 1, 2016. California employers who … Continue reading

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California Labor Commissioner Announces Record-Breaking Assessments of Unpaid Minimum Wage and Overtime Claims Against Employers

According to a Department of Industrial Relations News Release issued yesterday, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su announced that “labor law enforcement under Governor Brown in the first two years of his Administration resulted in more minimum and overtime wages found … Continue reading

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