California Food Chains Laying off Workers Ahead of New Minimum Wage Law

Some California fast-food locations are letting go of workers ahead of a new $20 minimum wage law slated to take effect in April.

Several eateries, particularly pizza chains, have begun to cut jobs, in an effort to get ahead of the possible financial repercussions.

Michael Ojeda, 29, a Pizza Hut driver in Ontario, Calif., told the newspaper that he received a notice from Pizza Hut franchisee Southern California Pizza in December informing him that his last day of work would be in February.

“Pizza Hut was my career for nearly a decade and with little to no notice it was taken away,” said Ojeda.

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