Governor signs Senate Bill 639

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California becomes 13th state to ensure workers with disabilities earn at least minimum wage SACRAMENTO – California achieved what by many is seen as an important civil right recently with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature on Senate Bill (SB) 639 ending the policy that allowed businesses with special licenses to be able to pay people with disabilities subminimum wage for their work. California now becomes the 13th state to end this practice. Once the implementation process is complete all California employees with disabilities will earn at least minimum wage for their work. This bill was championed by Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) who introduced this legislation, along with her co-authors: Senator Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Members Lorena Gonzalez (D-Sa
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