Pizza Hut restaurants in California are facing layoffs in response to the recent implementation of the state’s minimum wage law. The layoff announcements came ahead of the new minimum wage increase, with Assembly Bill 1228 enforcing a $20 minimum wage for fast-food workers, a significant rise from the previous wages. The effective date for the wage hike is April 1. The layoffs are seen as a preemptive measure by Pizza Hut franchises to manage increased labor costs resulting from the minimum wage hike. The situation raises discussions about the impact of minimum wage increases on businesses and employment in the fast-food industry. Read the rest here

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