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California has finally claimed the title as the first state to approve raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. Although the ten-buck uptick doesn’t go into effect until 2016 (the law increases it to $9 next July), employers need to take a hard look at what the law may mean for them right now in order to avoid wage-and-hour-related disputes and litigation.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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