Governor Gavin Newsom signed new legislation increasing fast-food employees' minimum wage to $20/hour on Thursday.
The legislation also authorizes the Fast Food Council to set standards for minimum wage and health and safety regulations for restaurants.
The Fast Food Council also has the power to increase wages every year until 2029 by 3.5%.
Just last week, Newsom had vetoed a bill aimed at protecting truck drivers' jobs with the rise of self-driving car technologies.
California healthcare workers excluding doctors and nurses are now waiting for their own minimum wage increase to $25/hour.