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How the deal on Calif.'s fast-food wages came about

Squeezed between two bad possibilities, the industry negotiated what proponents say is an acceptable middle-ground compromise.


Landmark California fast-food wage bill is headed for final passage

The measure, which has also been passed by the state legislature, would set up a council to set wages and working conditions, starting with an increase in the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 an hour in April.

With a vote expected within weeks, the restaurant industry is mustering its resources--and plenty of research--to avoid a situation like the one that unfolded in Washington, D.C.

Reality Check: With housing costs at nosebleed levels, pressure is building to adjust pay rates accordingly.

The Senate committee he chairs will take up a bill next month to phase in the higher wage over five years. He did not mention what changes he might seek in the tip credit.

The pay floor for New York City, Long Island and Westchester County would rise next year to $16 on way to $17. Other parts of the state would have a mandated minimum of $16

That hourly pay level has become the norm in online advertising for potential hires, according to an analysis by Indeed.

The Fast Act, which would only affect quick-service chains with 100 or more locations, passed by a 21-12 vote. It's unclear if Gov. Newsom will sign it into law.

The first-year cap on hourly pay is one of the concessions that were made in the first-of-its-kind Fast Act to make the bill more palatable in the state Senate. Advocates also dropped the joint-employer provision.

Reality Check: Wake up to the very real possibility of employees having a say on their pay.

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