Kenneth R. Hedberg

The law office of Kenneth Hedberg is dedicated to aggressively assisting people harmed as a result of the conduct of others. Kenneth Hedberg has 17 years of experience assisting people to resolve their claims and handle their disputes. He is license to practice law in all California state and federal courts. If you have been harmed as the result of the conduct of another person or entity, contact our office for a complimentary consultation. We handle cases throughout the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

California Increases Its Minimum Wage

The new year brings new laws for California employers, and new rights and protections for California employees. Among these new laws is an increase in the state's minimum wage ([Labor Code §1182.12][0]), as amended September 2013). Be aware, however, this increase affects minimum wage and exempt employees. ([Labor Code §515(a)][0])

The first minimum wage change occurs on July 1, 2014, when the state's minimum hourly wage increases to $9.00. The minimum hourly wage will increase again, on January 1, 2016, to $10.00.

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Interested in Adopting a Child?

There are several different methods for adopting minor children in California. Each method uses the underlying principle that people who want to adopt must be screened, and the adoption approved by the court. Adoptions typically cost between $5,000 and $10,000; however, some are as low as $3,000 while still others may be as much as $25,000, or more.

In every adoption, both birth parents must consent to the adoption, unless one of them has died or the court is willing to terminate the parental rights of a parent who will not consent or cannot be found.

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