While the majority of people employed in the state of California may be familiar with some minimum wage guidelines, many are not fully aware of how state and federal policies apply to them. Beyond that, workers may not know if and when their employers may be exempt from complying with minimum wage standards.
In July of this year, CBS Los Angeles reported on the passage of legislation that increased the minimum wage rate in the state to $9 per hour. And beyond that, the governor of California passed a bill to further increase minimum wage to $10 per hour as of 2016. Still, many California workers have doubts over if and when such guidelines will affect them and their jobs.