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County approves minimum wage increase

(Supervisors adopt new minimum wage rates)….The action keeps the County in compliance with the state minimum wage law for 2014.

In September of 2013 the state legislature adopted a bill increasing the California minimum wage. It was a two-tiered increase. According to the bill, the state minimum wage increases to $9.00 per hour on July 1 of this year. It increases to $10.00 per hour in January 2016. The increase in the County means three classifications will get a pay raise. Student Assistant-Clerical, Student Assistant-General and Clerical Trainees will see an increase on their paychecks, going from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 per hour July 1st. Rodolfo Aguayo, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management told the Supervisors Tuesday his department was already working on the adjustments for the next increase. It is estimated the financial impact the July increase has on the County will be $32,736 in the next fiscal year.