California Set to Make $15 Minimum Wage Law on April 4

California Set to Make $15 Minimum Wage Law on April 4


By 2022, California’s minimum wage will be $15. The California State Assembly and Senate passed bills that will make the state’s minimum wage 415 in five years.

In 2018, the minimum wage in California will be $11 and increase by $1 every year until it hits $15 in 2022.

Governor Jerry Brown will sign the law on Monday. Other cities have moved the wage already  San Francisco will reach the $15 minimum wage in 2018.

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