Section 19830

(a)

The minimum and maximum salary limits for laborers, workers, and mechanics employed on an hourly or per diem basis need not be uniform throughout the state, but the appointing power shall ascertain and report to the department, as to each position, the general prevailing rate of the wages in the various localities of the state.
In fixing the minimum and maximum salary limits within the various localities of the state, the department shall take into account the prevailing rates of wages in the localities in which the employee is to work and other relevant factors, and shall not fix the minimum salary limits below the general prevailing rate so ascertained and reported for the various localities.

(b)

If the provisions of this section are in conflict with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding reached pursuant to Section 3517.5, the memorandum of understanding shall be controlling without further legislative action, except that if the provisions of a memorandum of understanding require the expenditure of funds, the provisions shall not become effective unless approved by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_gov%E2%80%99t_code_section_19830.

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