Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 is a reality– as just this Monday a deal was reached between Brown and state legislators and was the measure passed on Thursday. This makes California the first in the United States to approve a statewide $15 minimum wage.
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In an aggressive state bill currently being considered by California legislators, employees in this state may be experiencing a substantial increase in compensation over the coming couple of years. On the table now is AB 10 which proposes an increase in the minimum wage of $.25 in 2014, an additional $.50 in 2015 and another $.50 in 2016 for a total of $9.25 an hour. By 2017 this bill proposes to index the minimum wage in CA from that point on. This unfortunately has passed the CA Senate this past week and the bill is now headed to the CA House of Representatives next week.
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