On July 1, California’s minimum wage went from $8 an hour to $9. Just days later, the San Diego City Council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage and mandated that companies give employees five sick days each year. It isn’t just San Diego–San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond are pondering similar hikes. With so many wage increases going into effect, and so much debate going on around the minimum wage, Bay Area businesses can’t afford to ignore the issue. Some labor activists laud the pay hikes; some business leaders bemoan them. Business owners and leaders should be careful to consider both sides of the issue before taking a stance.
What the Proponents are Saying
What the Opponents are Saying
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The minimum-wage debate is a sensitive area that elicits a wide range of emotions from employers and employees. If you are concerned about the effect that a pay hike could have on your business, contact the attorneys at Garcia & Gurney. Gain a better understanding of the law, and get help planning for your business’s future.
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