San Diego Voters Back Minimum Wage Hike

2016065757b03137e31On June 7th, 2016 City of San Diego Voters backed initiatives that will increase the minimum wage immediately to $10.50 an hour and rise thereafter — potentially above the level set by a new California law —and another measure that will set aside a portion of sales tax revenue and pension savings to be used on infrastructure spending.

Prop. I will boost the minimum from $10 an hour to $10.50 as soon as the election results are certified. The wage floor would rise to $11.50 on Jan. 1, then increase with the federal consumer price index on Jan. 1, 2019, and annually thereafter.  The measure also would mandate 40 hours of paid sick leave each year, a significant increase from the current 24 hours of paid sick leave.

Coastal Payroll is closely monitoring the results of Proposition I to determine when the new law will take effect.  Many news outlets are reporting an "immediate" change, however, we anticipate this will take effect after the election results are certified.  This process generally takes 30 days so Coastal Payroll anticipates a deadline in July 2016.

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