On October 13, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 525, codifying Labor Code sections 1182.14 and 1182.15.  The new law establishes five separate minimum wage schedules for all health care employees that will become effective June 1, 2024.  The wage schedule departs from the general statewide $15.00 per hour minimum wage applicable to other hourly paid employees, except for restaurant workers who also recently received a minimum wage increase.Continue Reading California Approves Minimum Wage Increase for Health Care Employees

With the assistance of California governor Gavin Newsom, fast food companies that supported a referendum to reverse the 2022 Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (“AB 257”) struck a deal with several labor unions, including the Service Employees International Union, to revise some of AB 257’s most controversial provisions.  In exchange for an agreement on this new bill (“AB 1228”), fast food companies agreed to withdraw the referendum that was set for a vote in 2024.Continue Reading California Fast Food Workers Look Forward to Pay Increases

Although many cities in the Golden State increased their minimum wage on January 1, 2023, various localities in California will increase their minimum wage on July 1, 2023.  Below is a list of the cities and counties that require an increase in the minimum wage for hourly employees:Continue Reading Employers Face Minimum Wage Increases in Certain Cities and Local Areas