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California’s minimum wage will rise from $9 to $10 per hour, effective Jan. 1. “Meals or lodging may not be credited against the minimum wage without a voluntary written agreement between the employer and the employee,” according to a California state minimum wage order.
Fiscal impacts regarding the increase in minimum wage will likely not be reflected for months when tax returns are approved by the state and local governments.
More information can be found at the California Department of Industrial Relations website, www.dir.ca.gov.