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Corporate-backed minimum wage ordinance goes to City Council Oct. 13th
Draft law creates two-tiered pay system that targets tipped workers and youth
The Sacramento City Council is set to consider a new local minimum wage law on October 13 that would exempt many workers – including tipped workers, workers who receive health care, workers under age 18 and workers in training programs – from some or all of the increase.
“This is a bad deal for Sacramento’s working families,” said Sacramento Central Labor Council executive board member Lino Pedres. “It’s a proposal that caters to special corporate interests and will create greater income inequality in our city.”
Under the proposal, the city would slowly increase the minimum wage to $12.50 an hour by 2020. The first local increase would take place on January 1, 2017 to $10.50 an hour. That would represent a fifty-cent increase above a $10.00 per hour state minimum that will go into effect next year.
Tipped wage carve-out
The plan also would allow employers to opt into a so-called “total compensation” model of pay. Any employer regardless of industry could choose this pathway if employees receive tips. It would require employers to certify in writing each pay period that an individual employee made at least $15 per hour during that pay period.
If the employer says that threshold was met through the inclusion of tips, then the employer could pay that employee the lower state minimum wage for the next pay period, regardless of what income the employee actually earned during that future time.
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