California to Overturn Minimum Wage Mandate

Since the passage of a new law in California mandating that employers provide workers with at least $15 an hour of annual income by 2022, some activists are already looking to initiate new recall…

California to Overturn Minimum Wage Mandate

Since the passage of a new law in California mandating that employers provide workers with at least $15 an hour of annual income by 2022, some activists are already looking to initiate new recall efforts against state lawmakers who voted for the law.

Last year, voters in Los Angeles, Calaveras County and elsewhere approved a number of initiatives that aim to increase the state’s minimum wage to a level significantly higher than what was already required. Sacramento lawmakers added California’s first-in-the-nation mandatory minimum wage law in 2004, and the law mandates companies provide at least $10 an hour.

The Democratic state government now wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2022, putting pressure on Sacramento employers. Yet critics claim that the new law is actually making California less competitive with other states by adding burdensome bureaucracy and forcing businesses to hire more employees.

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