Minimum wage for California health care workers to $25 per hour.
Palmdale, Ca.-Newsom signed a closely watched bill Friday that raises the minimum wage for California health care workers to $25 per hour. Proponents of the bill, Senate Bill 525, said the bill will raise wages for health care employees facing staffing shortages that worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic
Some workers will receive a pay increase to $25 an hour, but not all will. The bill has tiers of wage hikes for businesses based on the number of employees at a facility, the population it serves and the services it provides.
Newsom’s signing of the law means medical technicians, nursing assistants, custodians and other support staff will see a gradual wage hike that rolls out starting next year.
Most wage increases start June 1, according to the law.