SM Daily Press: Revisions to Santa Monica’s minimum wage law were met with maximum approval this week thanks to backing from a coalition of local residents, labor unions and business leaders.
City Council formally adopted a $15 hourly minimum wage schedule in January, but several details were deliberately left vague with an expectation that a specially appointed working group would fill in the gaps.
According to city staff, the new rules will be phased in over four years. Starting on July 1 of this year, the minimum wage will start at $10.50 per hour and increase to $15 per hour in 2020. Some nonprofits and businesses with fewer than 25 employees can receive a one-year delay, and there is an 18-month exemption for transitional employees. Read More > >