Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 SB Survey | SB935 Minimum wage: annual adjustment

Please see below, our 2014 annual survey link. This is really important for Small Business California as it sets our agenda for the year. It will take about 10 minutes or less. The results of the survey will be sent to every Assembly person, Senator, and House member in the state, the Governor, and our two National Senators. Our Manager of Governmental Affairs uses it throughout the year when working with elected officials and government people. It is also frequently referred to by the media.

2014 Survey direct link -

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Thank you for completing and please send out to other small businesses you know.


New legislation being introduced...

An act to amend Section 1182.12 of the Labor Code, relating to wages.


SB 935, as introduced, Leno. Minimum wage: annual adjustment.

Existing law requires that, on and after July 1, 2014, the minimum wage for all industries be not less than $9 per hour. Existing law further increases the minimum wage, on and after January 1, 2016, to not less than $10 per hour.

This bill would increase the minimum wage, on and after January 1, 2015, to not less than $11 per hour, on and after January 1, 2016, to not less than $12 per hour, and on and after January 1, 2017, to not less than $13 per hour. The bill would further increase the minimum wage annually thereafter, to maintain employee purchasing power. The automatically adjusted minimum wage would be calculated using the California Consumer Price Index, as specified. The bill would prohibit the Industrial Welfare Commission from adjusting the minimum wage downward and from adjusting the minimum wage if the average percentage of inflation for the previous year was negative. The bill would require the Industrial Welfare Commission to publicize the automatically adjusted minimum wage.

The bill would provide that its provisions not be construed to preclude an increase in the minimum wage to an amount greater than the formula would provide, to result in a reduction in the minimum wage, or to preclude or supersede an increase of the minimum wage that is greater than the state minimum wage by any local government or tribal government.

[to continue reading, please visit the California Legislative Information website] 

What do you think about this?

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116

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