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California Minimum Wage Poised to Reach $10 an Hour

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that is all but certain to head to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, giving the state one of the highest rates in the nation.

Washington state currently has the top minimum wage at $9.19 an hour, an amount that is pegged to rise with inflation. Some cities, including San Francisco, have slightly higher minimum wages. Read More…

California minimum wage increase affects local business

December 12, 2017
Business Journal Writer

Jan. 1 marks the next mandatory wage increase in California, with a rise to $10.50 for businesses with 25 or less employees and $11 for companies with 26 employees or more. For small business owners in the Central Valley the increase makes a big impact.
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2019 Minimum Wage Changes

Minimum Wage

Although there are some exceptions, almost all employees in California must be paid the minimum wage as required by state law. Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for all industries will be increased yearly. From January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase for employers employing 26 or more employees. This increase will be delayed one year for employers employing 25 or fewer employees, from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2023. The scheduled increases may be temporarily suspended by the Governor, based on certain determinations. Read More…

ObamaCare, Minimum-Wage Hike To Spike Calif. Low-End Labor Costs 50%

Compensation for California’s lowest-paid workers will rise as much as 50% or more per hour by 2016 due to the state’s minimum-wage hike and ObamaCare’s employer penalties.

But total wages earned by a full-time worker today making close to the minimum wage may not rise at all and may well decrease.

This one-two punch is likely to miss its mark as employers bob and weave to avoid ObamaCare fines. Instead, it may hit California’s low-wage workers with fewer hours or fewer new jobs. Read More…
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