California: 2013 Legislative Activity Update

In an average two year period California’s legislature proposes, analyzes and debates over 6,000 bills. These bills are examined by both state assembly and senate members and become law if signed by the governor. This has been a particularly busy year and many bills have received much media attention. One such bill would raise California’s minimum wage to $9.00 per hour on July 1, 2014 with an additional increase to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Although this Assembly Bill has been approved by both houses and sits on Governor Brown’s desk, it has yet to be signed into law.

As it stands, California’s governor has until 10/13/2013 to sign or veto bills. Compliance Poster Company’s Research and Compliance team is tracking the progress of all bills currently sitting on Governor Brown’s desk. Should the Minimum Wage Bill be signed we will immediately blog about the development right here. Once California’s 2013 Legislative Session is final we will also post a summary of bills that affect labor and employment areas.

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