On January 1, 2016 the California minimum wage went into effect. For business with 26 or more employees, the new minimum wage is $10.50 with a 50 cent increase occurring on January 1, 2018. The hourly wage increases $1 per year thereafter until 2022 when the minimum wage will reach $15. For companies with less than 26 employees, the $15 wage occurs in 2023.
On January 17th the Campbell City Council heard, what we hope was the last discussion on minimum wage in the city of Campbell. This topic has been debated and reviewed by city staff, council members and business owners in Campbell for the past two years. Although most of the public testimony at the meeting was from the restaurateurs, there was some representation from broad base employers. For most, this issue felt like a forced requirement to pay the $15 hourly wage to unskilled workers and first-time employed workers. For others, the minimum wage issue means yet another bureaucracy to deal with when trying to run a business. Read more!