WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 – INDUSTRY WAGE ORDERS UPDATED FOR CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES
Don’t Forget to Post Your New Wage Order
California employers must comply with one or moreof the 18 California Industrial Welfare Commission’s (IWC) published “wage orders” applicable to their industry or profession. For example, Wage Order 1 applies to the manufacturing industry; Wage Order 4 to professional, technical, clerical, mechanical and similar occupations; Wage Order 9 to the transportation industry; and Wage Order 16 to construction, drilling, logging and mining occupations.
The wage orders contain regulationson minimum and overtime wages, meal and rest periods, record-keeping requirements, exemptions from overtime, and other working conditions.
The California Department of Industrial Relationshas updated Wage Orders 1 through 16 to include 2019’s increased state minimum wage and meal and lodging rates. Wage Order 17 (miscellaneous employees) has not been changed.
After determining which wage order(s) applyto a business and its employees, employers must post the most recent version(s) at the workplace or on the job site along with the California Minimum Wage Order where employees can read them easily.
See also,• What’s New for 2019 – California Minimum Wage Rates for 2019 (December, 2018).
• California’s Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage, to Reach $15.00 Per Hour by January 1, 2022 (April, 2016).
For further information,please contact Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin
Cindy BamforthFebruary 28, 2019
Additional resources provided by the author
- published “wage orders”
- The California Department of Industrial Relations
- which wage order(s) apply
- California Minimum Wage Order
- • What’s New for 2019 – California Minimum Wage Rates for 2019
- • California’s Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage, to Reach $15.00 Per Hour by January 1, 2022
- Tim Bowles
- Cindy Bamforth
- Helena Kobrin