For those interested in the history of the California minimum wage, the California Department of Industrial Relations provides a historical perspective in table format. The minimum wage information takes us back to 1916 when the minimum wage was $0.16. According to the published information, the largest percentage increase in the California minimum wage occurred in 1947; at that time California's minimum wage increased from $0.45 to $0.65 (44.4%). The next increase in the California minimum wage is due in July 2014. The minimum wage will increase from $8 to $9 (a 12.5% increase).
The attorneys at Kingsley & Kingsley vigorously represent employees that work under substandard unlawful minimum wage conditions. Our Los Angeles law firm helps fight against employers that do not comply with the law. In certain cases, the employer attempts to gain a competitive advantage at the expense of their workers. If your employer fails to comply with California minimum wage standards, please contact us to discuss your case.