Archive for the ‘Minimum Wage’ Category

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 action makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Large businesses with 26 or more employees began complying January […]

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U.S. Department of Labor

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increases in 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors. Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors performing work on covered contracts increases to $10.35 per hour from the current rate of $10.25 per hour. The required minimum cash wage that must be paid to tipped […]

2 Oct 17 - Independent Contractor, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

Penalties just got very costly for Los Angeles employers. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the City’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this week that they are demanding $1.45 million in penalties from Carl’s Jr. Restaurants for the alleged failure to comply with the city’s minimum wage laws at several Los Angeles locations. […]

28 Jun 17 - Local Ordinances, Minimum Wage - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

July 1 Brings Changes to Local Ordinances

Throughout California, local cities and counties are passing ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks, employee scheduling and more. Minimum Wage Increases Although the state minimum wage doesn’t increase until 2018, a number of local minimum wage hikes will take effect on July 1, 2017. The following cities and county will […]

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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. The updated Wage Orders include Wage Orders 1 through 13, 15 and 16. Wage Orders 14 and 17 have not been updated at this time. The correct industry Wage Order bears […]

1 May 17 - Minimum Wage, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »