New year brings changes in driving laws and minimum wage




 
Minimum wages, cellphones, firearms and ride-sharing are among the areas affected by the new state laws for 2017.
The state’s lowest-paid workers will get a raise starting Jan. 1 when the minimum wage moves to $10.50 per hour, and the upward trend won’t stop there.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this year making California the first state to commit to a $15 minimum wage. The first 50-cent jump kicks in on Jan. 1 and affects businesses with 26 or more employees. Smaller businesses ...

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