Chaos In California Over Newsom's Minimum Wage Hike

By Bo Beard | April 27, 2024

Small problem

California recently implemented a $20 per hour minimum wage law for fast food workers.

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“The last time the governor got in the middle of a restaurant-related controversy, his hesitation to address it turned a small problem into a much bigger one,” University of Southern California and the University of California professor Dan Schnur said. 

$20 per hour

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California’s recent move to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 per hour, up from the current $15.50, effective April 2024, has sparked significant discussions about its impact on the labor market, businesses, and the broader economy. The decision, which follows legislative efforts to bolster the wages of the state’s lowest-paid employees, has elicited diverse perspectives on its potential consequences and implications.