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History Of California Minimum Wage

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jan 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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).

In 2023, the statewide minimum wage in California is $15.50 per hour.   Note that certain cities may require a minimum wage that is higher than the state minimum wage.

The attorneys at Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers 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.

As an employee in California you have rights. If your employer fails to comply with California minimum wage standards, please fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. 

Source: California Department of Industrial Relations

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Eric Kingsley

In practice since 1996, the firm's lawyer and co-founder, Eric B. Kingsley, has litigated complex cases and written numerous appeals in state and federal courts on behalf of the California law firm Kingsley & Kingsley, including More than 150 collective actions. Mr. Kingsley focuses his practice ...


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