Minimum wage will be increased to $9.00 tomorrow.
Certain types of employees such as outside salespersons, apprentices, and learners may be exempt from minimum wage requirements, but in general, the requirements apply regardless of whether employees are paid on an hourly, commission, or salaried basis.
Paying employees less than the applicable minimum wage is unlawful, and an agreement between an employer and an employee to do so is unenforceable. California’s Labor Code establishes penalties for minimum wage violations.
In addition to increases at the state level, some cities have passed their own minimum wages that top the state’s rate. For example, San Francisco and San Jose have set local minimum wages at $10.74 and $10.16 per hour, respectively.
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