ATTACHMENT B

MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL

Increase the minimum wage in California by fifty (50) cents for each of the next two years, such that on and after January 1, 2001 the minimum wage shall be no less than $6.25 per hour, and on and after January 1, 2002 the minimum wage shall be no less than $6.75 per hour.

Proportionally increase the meals and lodging credits as follows:

MEALS AND LODGING

Meals or lodging may not be credited against the minimum wage without a voluntary written agreement between the employer and the employee. When credit for meals or lodging is used to meet part of the employer’s minimum wage obligation, the amounts so credited may not be more than the following:

Lodging:
Effective
January 1, 2001
$6.25

Effective
January 1, 2002
$6.75

Room occupied alone

$29.40 per week

$31.75 per week

Room shared

$24.25 per week

$26.20 per week

Apartment-two thirds (2/3) of the ordinary rental value, and in no event more than:

 

$352.95 per month

 

$381.20 per month

Where a couple are both employed by the employer, two-thirds (2/3) of the ordinary rental value, and in no event more than:

 

$522.10 per month

 

$563.90 per month

Meals:

   

Breakfast

$2.25

$2.45

Lunch

$3.10

$3.35

Dinner

$4.15

$4.50

 

Increase the remuneration test in Section 1(A) of Wage Order 14 from $900.00 per month to a monthly salary equivalent to no less than two times the state minimum wage for full time employment as set forth in Labor Code § 515(a).

Eliminate the following non-statutory full and partial exemptions from the minimum wage for sheepherders, state and local government employees, full-time carnival ride operators, professional actors, personal attendants in private homes, student nurses, and minors paid not less than 85% of the minimum wage rounded to the nearest nickel; and retain the following non-statutory full and partial exemptions for administrative, executive and professional employees, the parents, spouse, or children of the employer, and learners paid not less than 85% of the minimum wage rounded to the nearest nickel during their first one hundred sixty (160) hours of employment in occupations in which they have no previous similar or related experience provided, however, that no such learner shall be paid less than $5.75 per hour.