Minimum Wage Increased on July 1

The California state minimum wage increased to $9.00 per hour effective July 1.

In 2013, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) authored Assembly Bill 10. With support from then Assembly Speaker John Perez, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Governor Brown, AB 10 was passed on a Democratic Party-line vote. In 2016 California will have the highest minimum wage in the country at $10.00 per hour.

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has released an official notice that must be posted in the workplace. That form can be found HERE.

Per AB 10, the State’s minimum wage will increase once again to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016.

A recent attempt by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to further increase the minimum wage to $13 per hour, and tie annual increases thereafter to the California Consumer Price Index was stopped this year in the Assembly Labor Committee. CGA played a pivotal role in stopping this bill in policy committee.