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Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Raise California’s Minimum Wage

Governor Brown signed a bill yesterday that will raise the minimum wage in California from $8 per hour to $10 per hour. The increase will be implemented in two one-dollar increments, from the current rate of $8 per hour to $9 per hour beginning July 1, 2014, and then to $10 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2016. The bill, AB 10, was authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). This change will also impact the minimum salary required to be paid to exempt employees, which is tied to the minimum wage pursuant to California law. As of July 1, 2014, the minimum salary of exempt employees will be $37,440 and will increase to $41,600 on Jan. 1, 2016.