Tag: Minimum Wage

The People’s Voice: Coronavirus Edition

California voters are understandably anxious about the health and economic crises facing families and workplaces. The California Chamber of Commerce commissioned a brief survey...

Local Minimum Wage Ordinance Hikes Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass minimum wage ordinances and other employment laws relating to paid sick leave and criminal background...

Alameda Adopts New Minimum Wage

Another California city, Alameda, has adopted a new minimum wage ordinance (MWO) that takes effect in July. Last October, when then-Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a number of...

Daly City Increases Minimum Wage Starting February 13

On January 14, 2019, Daly City’s City Council voted unanimously to increase the local minimum wage to $12 per hour, effective February 13, 2019, joining an ever-growing...

Fremont City Council Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of Fremont is the latest city to adopt a local minimum wage ordinance. On January 15, 2019, the Fremont City Council voted...

New 2019 Exempt Classification Rates

Once again, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. These new rates...

Local Ordinance Changes Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July...

First Conviction for Violation of Santa Monica Minimum Wage Requirements

The City of Santa Monica has announced its first conviction for violation of the city’s minimum wage laws. A hotel-based retail business entered a “no contest”...

2018 California Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes

Last year, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that increases the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The governor’s...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Accelerates Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that accelerates the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees is awaiting action on the Senate Floor. CalChamber is opposed...

California Wage Orders Updated

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage....

Small Employers in Los Angeles Must Provide Paid Sick Leave on July 1

As part of the minimum wage ordinance passed by the City of Los Angeles last year, a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law will...

Paid Sick Leave: Remember Local Ordinances in Six Cities

Employers in six California cities must consider paid sick leave requirements established by local ordinances in addition to the state paid sick leave law...

San Diego Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Now in Effect

San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect on July 11. Voters approved the ordinance on June 7, but the effective date was...

Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes for Employers Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of...

Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes for Employers Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of...

Minimum Wage Hike Implications for Employers

California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Employers need to prepare...

Minimum Wage Job Killer Goes to Governor

The Legislature yesterday passed SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), a job killer bill that will increase the minimum wage in California to $15 per...

CalChamber Joins Coalition to Oppose Overreaching Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a broad coalition of retailers, farmers, parents and small business owners that have organized a campaign committee...

CalChamber Takes Positions on Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently took positions on the following initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot: California Drug Price Relief...