In 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that increases the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The governor's action made 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 on January 1, 2017, and will reach $15 per hour in 2022. On January 1, 2019, the rate increases to $12 per hour.
Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees have until 2023 to reach the $15-per-hour rate. On January 1, 2019, the rate increases to $11 per hour.
Employers need to prepare for the minimum wage increase by analyzing other pay practices that might be affected.
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