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Minimum Wage Increase Goes Into Effect In San Jose, San Francisco

Workers in San Jose will now earn $10 an hour and those in San Francisco will make $10.74.


A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Laws: Registering Rifles, Transgender Teens, Ban On Bulbs, More

An array of new and sometimes controversial laws hits January 1st, 2014.


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New Year Bringing Minimum Wage Increases For Bay Area Cities

January 1 will bring increases in the minimum wage in San Francisco and San Jose—two of the Bay Area’s largest cities. Meanwhile, California’s minimum wage will also increase later in 2014.


A wage protest at the McDonalds at 14th and Jackson streets in Oakland (CBS)

East Bay Fast Food Workers Walk Off The Job In Bid For Higher Pay

Fast-food workers in Oakland and throughout the East Bay walked off the job Thursday to participate in protests as part of a nationwide movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits, an organizer said.



Restaurateur Explains Why He’s Happy with SJ’s Increased Minimum Wage

Friday marked six months since San Jose raised its minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.


A man works inside of a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Creating New $10 California Minimum Wage

The legislation signed Wednesday will raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 on July 1, 2014, and then to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016.


People wait in line at a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California Lawmakers Approve $10 An Hour Minimum Wage

California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed Thursday by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.


California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Brown Supports Raising California Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Governor Jerry Brown says he supports legislation what would increase California’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour by 2015.


Fast food workers and their supporters take part in a nationwide strike outside a McDonald's fastfood outlet demanding higher wages and the right to form a union on August 29, 2013 in Los Angeles. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Fast-Food Workers Strike For Higher Wages

Workers walked off the job Thursday at about 30 East Bay fast-food restaurants from Richmond to Fremont as part of a national movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits.



SF Giants Pay $545K In Back Wages, Damages After Fed Probe

Federal officials said the San Francisco Giants have paid nearly $545,000 in back wages and damages to dozens of clubhouse and administrative employees for violations of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws.