(a) The Department of Industrial Relations shall adjust upwards the permissible meals and lodging credits by the same percentage as the increase in the minimum wage made pursuant to Section 1182.12.
(b) The Department of Industrial Relations shall amend and republish the Industrial Welfare Commission's wage orders to be consistent with this section and Section 1182.12. The department shall make no other changes to the wage orders of the Industrial Welfare Commission that are in existence on the effective date of this section. The department shall meet the requirements set forth in Section 1183.
(c) Every employer that is subject to an amended republished order under this section shall post a copy of the order and keep it posted in a conspicuous location frequented by employees during the hours of the workday as required by Section 1183.
(d) Wage orders that are amended and republished as required under this section shall be final and conclusive for all purposes and dispositive of all pending petitions before the Industrial Welfare Commission as of the effective date of the act adding this section. Any amendment and republication pursuant to this section shall be exempt from the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), and from the procedures set forth in Sections 1177, 1178.5, 1181, 1182, and 1182.1.
(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 230, Sec. 2.)