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California's $20 minimum wage for fast-food workers goes into effect

Posted on AllSides April 2nd, 2024
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California's new law boosting the minimum wage for fast-food workers in the state to $20 an hour went into effect Monday, impacting restaurants that have at least 60 locations nationwide, except those that make and sell their own bread.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the legislation, AB 1228, into law in September. In addition to the pay raises, it also establishes a "Fast Food Council," including representatives for both workers and employers, that can approve further pay increases and set standards for working conditions.

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