California to Raise Minimum Wage to $10 Per Hour
Full Increase Starts January 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed into law a bill that hikes California's minimum wage to $10 an hour within the next three years.
The governor signed the bill at a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday.
The measure will raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 next July, and then to $10 an hour by January 2016.
The governor said it's an effort to help working-class families.
"It's a matter of justice and it goes with Proposition 30 last year to bring us all just a little bit closer as Californians," said Brown.
It's the first increase in California's minimum wage in six years.
But, many restaurant owners say their industry is in for a big shake up because much of their staff is minimum-wage tipped employees.
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