In a state where most of the state’s 1.6 million workers are paid by the hour, a new law that took effect in 2021 will give workers more time to earn a living.
It’s a big deal because most workers in California will earn less in the next 12 months than they do now, and employers are likely to be able to use the extra time to pay more to their employees.
But it’s also a huge boon for small businesses, and a blow to the state Chamber of Commerce.
A worker at the Marin County Fairgrounds, a regional fairgrounds for the county, will be paid a $400 raise in 2019.
That’s a significant increase from what he earned in the previous year, when he made $260.
He’ll also be able earn $400 in his first two years on the job, after the law takes effect.
The new law also will make it easier for businesses to add workers to their payrolls, so that if a business has 100 workers it can add up to about 300 employees, and hire one worker per hour.
But the law also sets up a new program that will allow businesses to set their own hourly wage, with the state providing a subsidy if it doesn’t get enough workers.
Under the new program, businesses will be able add more than 10 employees a day.
That would be a big help to small businesses.
The law will also allow for a number of worker-friendly changes to the California labor laws.
It won’t require employers to offer paid family leave, a program that would be much more difficult to get through, and it won’t apply to the public sector.
Workers can now be hired on the same day that they become eligible for unemployment benefits.
And employers won’t be allowed to charge employees more for childcare, food or other items they’re eligible to receive, unless it’s essential for the worker’s health or safety.
“These are not just changes to labor laws that I’m advocating,” said Mary Ann Gentry, president of the California Chamber of Industry.
“The legislation in question actually was introduced to address labor issues.”
The California Labor Commission has already made progress on these issues, and the California Department of Finance and Insurance, which administers the law, has been working with the Chamber to help get the legislation passed.
But even though it’s only the first year of the law and is being passed by both chambers, the impact of the new law will be felt across the state.
“We’re seeing employers making more investments in workers,” said Gentry.
“It’s a lot more likely that employers will see more wage increases because they can now get workers on the payroll and pay them in the future.”
If you’re interested in the law: Read more about the California legislation.