NEWS: Disneyland Resort’s Cast Members Will Receive an Increase in Pay
Disney has been involved in many legal disputes recently.
There’s the Disney vs. DeSantis battle, the Magic Key Holder lawsuit that was settled outside of court, and the ongoing legal dispute between Disney and its Cast Members at the Disneyland Resort. Fortunately, the Cast Member dispute has officially come to a close due to the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling–take a look.
Cast Members vs. Disney
Cast Members have been in a lengthy legal battle with Disney, regarding their pay. According to Daily Mail, Sarah Grossman-Swenson, an attorney representing the Cast Members, shared that thousands of Cast Members have not been paid a living wage for almost 5 years.
Disney argued that they should not be required to obey Anaheim’s minimum wage law provided in 2018, requiring companies to pay their workers at least $15 per hour–if they’re receiving favorable tax conditions. This applied to Disney, however; the company asked officials to “shred the agreement” due to a disagreement over the location of a new hotel and the requirement to increase wages.
Disney then argued that by dissolving the agreement, the company would no longer have to increase Cast Members’ pay. This led to the 2019 class-action lawsuit filed by Cast Members, challenging Disney’s refusal to increase wages.
California Supreme Court Ruling
That brings us to present day, where the California Supreme Court has officially rejected Disney’s argument that the 2018 Anaheim minimum wage law does not apply to them. The ruling requires Disney to pay Cast Members at least $19.40 an hour. The amount of Cast Members affected by this ruling is unknown, but Jessica Good, a spokesperson for the Disneyland Resort, shared that they will comply with the requirements.
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