There has been alot of talk over the last few years, especially recently, about Disney not paying a livable wage to CMs at WDW and DLR. I live in Canada, in the province of Ontario, and we have minimum wage laws that ensure employers cannot lowball employees' pay rate. The minimum wage was recently increased to $14.25/hour (CAD, of course) here in Ontario, with some provinces are as high as $15/hr. Is the issue with CMs pay a pay rate issue, or a cost of living issue? Does California and Florida have a minimum wage law, and how low is the minimum? I've seen some stats that amusement park employees here-ride operators, foodservice workers, janitorial staff, guest relations-make an average of $15/hour, which is at or slightly above minimum wage.