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November 2017 Newsletter
CFMA is please to welcome our newest Industry Member, Crawford & Burke Corporation . A global company, Crawford & Burke have over forty years  of  experience in the home furnishings industry. C&B specializes in the design and manufacturing of bathroom vanities, bedroom, casual dining and outdoor furniture. 
Key New California Laws for 2018: What Employers Should Know

By Pascal Benyamini

Governor Jerry Brown signed several laws in 2017 that will impact California employers next year. A summary of some of the key new laws is linked below, in numerical order by Assembly Bill (AB) and/or Senate Bill (SB). All of the laws outlined below are effective beginning January 1, 2018.

Initially, employers should bear in mind that the minimum wage in California is increasing to $11.00 per hour on January 1, 2018, for employers with 26 or more employees, based on previous legislation signed by Governor Brown in 2015. The minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2018. Also, please note that various cities and local governments in California have enacted minimum wage ordinances that exceed the state minimum wage.

From your CFMA Board
CFMA Board of Directors

Pascal Benyamini, Director
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Chris Burgess, Treasurer 
Arcadia Chair Company 
Brian Edwards, Past President
Alpine Furniture
Burt Grimes, Director 
Pacific West Furniture   
Kurt Haines, Director 
Ashley Furniture
Richard Masters, Director
Andreini & Co.
Ben Neilsen, Director
Cambridge Furniture 
Alan Paull, Director
AJ Paul Office
Jon Sanchez, Secretary 
Hanes Industries
Scott Sandberg, President
Sandberg Furniture
Gary Stafford, Director
Terra Furniture 
Richard Cazares, Vice President 
RC Furniture 
Andrea Messina
Executive Director
Michael Genrich, Director
Furniture of America
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