Employment and Labor Policies
Brown signs $10 minimum wage into law, first hike slated for July 2014
California Restaurant Association | September 26, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown made ceremonial stops in both Los Angeles and Oakland Wednesday, signing into law AB 10 (Alejo), which will raise the minimum wage to $10 over an 18-month period beginning July 1, 2014.
This will be the largest increase in the history of the California minimum wage, and California is the first state to bring its minimum wage to the $10 mark.
Recent unprecedented action by the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor have significantly reduced the time frame in which elections can be held in a workplace, how companies can communicate with employees, the size of potential bargaining units and could force companies to promote unions on private property.
With most small pizza operators still digging out of the recession, new regulations that dramatically increase our costs can hurt the very people they're intended to help and make it harder for us to keep and grow jobs.
Oppose efforts to force cost increases on small business owners in this difficult economy.