Is California inching closer to a $15 minimum wage?

Date: January 05, 2016 Last Edit: January 06, 2016

NFIB will continue to fight against this job-crushing measure.

As small business owners rang in 2016, that question hung in the background, souring otherwise optimistic New Year’s plans.

On Jan. 1, California was one of 10 states nationwide to hike its minimum wage. The state joined Massachusetts with the highest wage at $10 an hour.

Still, talk of boosting the wage to $15 lingers. In San Francisco, there is already a plan in place to increase its $11.05 minimum wage to $15 by 2018.

When the City of Sacramento Task Force recommended raising the minimum wage to $12.50 last year, NFIB/California issued a statement opposing the hike.

“This adds another excessive burden to small business owners and their employees who are still facing uncertainty with the scheduled state minimum wage increase to $10 on January 1, 2016,” said NFIB/CA Executive Director Tom Scott. “We believe that minimum wage is a state issue, not a political battleground for local jurisdictions,” said Scott.”

NFIB/California will continue to oppose minimum wage hikes across the state, helping small employers create jobs so that those in their communities can get back to work again.


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