Wednesday, September 25, 2013

California to raise minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016





California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, although the increase will take place gradually over three years under a bill signed into law by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday.


The law raises minimum pay in the most populous state from its current rate of $8 per hour to $9 by July 2014 and $10 by January 2016.

The state with the highest minimum wage currently is Washington, where employers must pay at least $9.19 per hour.

(via Yahoo News)
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