On Wednesday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee considered AB 10 (Alejo), which would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $8.25 in 2014. In 2015, it would rise another 50 cents to $8.75, and an additional 50 cents in 2016 to $9.25. In 2017, the wage would rise according to the consumer price index.
The committee sent to the bill to the “suspense” file where legislation with state government costs of $250,000 or more are kept for further consideration later in May.
The California Restaurant Association continues to work against the bill and hope to successfully stop the bill in appropriations committee again.
Stay tuned for further updates and ways for operators to share with Legislators, how an indexed minimum wage will affect business.