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A History With two exceptions (New Zealand, 1894; Australia, 1896), no country had a minimum wage law until the 20th Century. Instead, employers paid supposed “just (or fair) wages” on the purported mutual consent of their workers. Beginning in the late 1800s, religious and political groups attacked the “just wages” principle on the premise that […]

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On January 1, 2020, California minimum wage will increase to $12.00 for small employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $13.00 per hour for larger employers with 26 or more employees. These rates continue to increase annually until they reach $15.00 per hour in 2022 for larger employers and in 2023 for those with […]

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The City of Pasadena Approves Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage Starting July 1, 2016   On February 1, 2016, the Pasadena City Council enacted  Ordinance No. 7278 to boost the city’s minimum wage to $15, following similar actions recently taken by Los Angeles and San Francisco. See, City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increasing Annually […]

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Amended Minimum Wage Notice Must Be Posted by July 1, 2014

As recently covered in our California Minimum Wage Increasing blog, California’s minimum will rise to $9.00 an hour on July 1, 2014. Also by July 1, California employers must prominently post the new Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Minimum Wage Order (MW-2014) specifying this $9.00 per hour minimum requirement as well as the $10.00 per […]

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California Wage Theft Protection Act

State Reveals Its Template for Notice to All Newly Hired Employees Our October 21, 2011 blog “Added Notice Requirement for California Employers” alerts employers to a required notice to newly hired workers, effective January 1, 2012, specifying basic but vital information.  Under the Wage Theft Protection Act (Assembly Bill [A.B.] 469), the notice must include: […]

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