HR Management & Compliance

E-Alerts: Wage and Hour: Minimum Wage Increase Petition Under Consideration; New Wage Order Guide Available Online

Last month, the Industrial Welfare Commission rejected a labor-backed petition to increase the state minimum wage, currently at $6.75 per hour. The California Labor Federation reintroduced the petition for IWC consideration at a February 21, 2003 public meeting. But the IWC has once again rejected the petition.

Also, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has prepared a useful new guide—”Which Wage Order?”—that can help you determine which of the 17 industrial or occupational Wage Orders apply to your workplace.