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New Employment Laws Affecting California Employers Effective January 1, 2016 Part III

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The materials contained herein are for information purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For advice about a particular problem or situation, please contact an attorney.

State Minimum Wage Increases To $10 Per Hour. Effective January 1, 2016, California’s state minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour. Please note that some cities, including Berkley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose have higher city-wide minimum wages. Berkeley’s minimum wage will increase from $11.00 per hour to $12.53 per hour on October 1, 2016, while San Francisco’s and San Jose’s minimum wages are scheduled to increase gradually from $12.25 per hour to $15 per hour by 2018.

 

Over the past year, discussions have been held in several city councils, most notably Los Angeles, about increasing their local minimum wage to $15 per hour while the Berkeley City Counsel has discussed raising the minimum wage to $19 per hour. It is, however, unlikely that further increases will go into effect in the first half of 2016.

Immediate Action Recommended: Review your payroll to ensure compliance with applicable local and state wage laws.

Should you have questions concerning the minimum wage, please contact Doug Wade at (714) 453-9144 or email doug@dmwadelaw.com.

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