Many California workers will see a bump in their paychecks this week.

The state minimum wage goes from $8 to $9 per hour today, and more increases are on the way.  

California's minimum wage will go up to ten dollars by 2016.

It's the first increase to the minimum wage in six years.

When Governor Brown signed the increase into law, he said it was his moral obligation to help bring a living wage to a state with one of the highest costs of living.  

Business experts say the bump in pay may be a double-edged sword for minimum wage workers, as many employers say they may have to hire fewer workers and cut hours in order to cover costs.