A proposed Sacramento ordinance would exempt restaurants and other service businesses from paying a higher minimum wage to employees who receive at least $15 an hour in total compensation, including tips, but the state legislative counsel says such an exemption would be illegal.
A proposed Sacramento ordinance would exempt restaurants and other service businesses from paying a higher minimum wage to employees who receive at least $15 an hour in total compensation, including tips, but the state legislative counsel says such an exemption would be illegal. Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee file
A proposed Sacramento ordinance would exempt restaurants and other service businesses from paying a higher minimum wage to employees who receive at least $15 an hour in total compensation, including tips, but the state legislative counsel says such an exemption would be illegal. Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee file
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October 08, 2015 1:07 PM

State legal opinion: Key part of Sacramento minimum-wage plan illegal

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