The primary-of-its-kind legislation, handed final 12 months, establishes a 10-member board with the authority to set minimal wages and hours and dealing circumstances requirements for California fast-food staff. It’ll have an effect on about 550,000 staff within the state.
Two business teams, the Worldwide Franchise Affiliation and the Nationwide Restaurant Affiliation, pushed for a referendum that would go away its destiny as much as voters.
On Dec. 30, a Sacramento County Superior Courtroom decide briefly blocked the state from implementing the legislation whereas poll signatures had been counted and verified.
The measure would elevate staff’ wages to $22 an hour by the top of this 12 months for chains like McDonald’s and Starbucks which have 100 or extra shops nationwide.
California’s present minimal wage is $15.50 an hour for all staff.