Calif.’s Minimum Wage Boost Could Mean More Worker Suits

Law360, San Diego (September 25, 2013, 11:06 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill raising the hourly minimum wage from the state’s current $8 floor to $10 by 2016, a move that puts new burdens on employers to increase pay to both hourly and exempt workers and could prompt an uptick in wage-and-hour and misclassification claims.

After voicing support for the bill earlier this month, the governor approved A.B. 10, which will boost the minimum wage to $9 an hour by July 2014 and $10 an hour by January 2016, putting...
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