Calif. Assembly Approves Minimum Wage Hike

Law360, San Diego (May 31, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT) -- The California Assembly on Thursday pushed through a measure that would hike up the hourly minimum wage across the state to $9.25 over a three-year period.

The Assembly voted 45-27 primarily along party lines to pass A.B. 10, which was introduced by state Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville. The bill proposes raising the minimum wage in California to $8.25 per hour by January, to $8.75 by January 2015 and to $9.25 by January 2016. Californian workers currently earn a minimum wage of $8 an hour.

The measure...
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