Minimum Wage In California Increasing

In 2016, Jerry Brown, who is the governor of California, signed a bill that will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2022. California had its first minimum wage increase in January 2017. The current minimum wage is $10.50. It will increase to $11 per hour by the end of 2017. Starting in 2018, the minimum wage will increase by one dollar every year until 2022.

Small businesses are one year behind. They will have to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by January 1, 2023. Any business that has fewer than 25 employees is classified as a small business. The average full-time worker in California who makes minimum wage makes $20,000 per year. Once the minimum wage increases to $15 per hour, a full-time worker will make $30,000 per year.

However, it is important to note that the legislation that Jerry signed does have a stipulation on it. If there is an economic crisis, then the minimum wage increase can be delayed. Dave Regan is one of the many people who has put pressure on the governor to increase the minimum wage.

Dave Regan is the president of the Service Employees International Union. He stated that raising the minimum wage will have a number of positive impacts on people and their families. He also believes that millions of people will be helped by the minimum wage increase.

California is one of the most places to live in America. Even though the minimum wage has increased, many people are struggling. Experts have stated that a person who makes minimum wage in California will have to work 90 hours per week just to afford their home, which is not realistic. A person who makes minimum wage in California can afford a home with a $546 per month rent. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in California is $1,074.

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