SB 801 - Under current law, the minimum wage is $7.70 per hour. This act modifies that so that beginning January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will be $8.60 per hour with $.85 increases every year for the next four years. Beginning January 1, 2024 the wage rate shall increase or decrease based on the cost of living adjustments.
Current law provides that any employer who pays any employee less wages than the wages to which the employee is entitled under this act shall pay to the employee the full amount of the applicable wage rate not paid and an additional equal amount as liquidated damages. This act increases the available liquidated damages to twice the amount of wages not paid.
Current law provides that all actions for the collection of any deficiency in wages shall be commenced within two years of the accrual of the action. This act extends the statute of limitations to three years.
This act contains a severability clause.