California Minimum Wage Increase

Governor Brown Signs Bill
To Increase Minimum Wage

In case you missed it……

Governor Brown has signed AB 10 by Assembly member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), which will raise the minimum wage in California from $8.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour.  AB 10 will raise California’s minimum wage in two one-dollar increments, from $8 per hour today to $9 per hour, effective July 1, 2014 and to $10 per hour, effective January 1, 2016.
Currently, California ranks 8th in the country in minimum wage behind Nevada ($8.25), Connecticut ($8.25), Illinois ($8.25), District of Columbia ($8.25), Vermont (8.60), Oregon ($8.95) and the highest – the state of Washington ($9.19).  In 2016, California could become the highest; however, Vermont, Oregon and Washington are all tied to inflationary increases and could very well be higher than $10 in 2016.

Nearly all farmworkers make more than minimum wage already, but this could add more of a burden to farmers' overall payroll.

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