A one-sentence California State Assembly Bill, less than 50 words in total, was recently signed into law. The legislation, Assembly Bill 10, increases California’s minimum wage from $8 per hour to $9 per hour, effective July 1. Effective July 1, 2016, it will rise again, to $10 per hour. The 2014 increase will be the first increase to California’s minimum wage since 2008 and the 26th time in the Golden State’s history. California has come a long way since 1916, when minimum
Hidden costs of minimum wage increases
This opinion piece was contributed by Todd B. Scherwin, regional managing partner of the Los Angeles Office of Fisher & Phillips. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.