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The minimum wage increased in numerous California cities and counties effective July 1, 2018:

LOCALITY

MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE INCREASES

Emeryville

$15.69/hour for businesses with 56 or more employees.

$15.00/hour for businesses with 55 or fewer employees.

On July 1, 2019 and each year thereafter, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted based on the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.

 

City of Los Angeles

$13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees.

$12.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

$14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees, effective July 1, 2019.

$13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, effective July 1, 2019.

Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas)

$13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees.

$12.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

$14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees, effective July 1, 2019.

$13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, effective July 1, 2019.

Malibu

$13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

$14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees, effective July 1, 2019.

$13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, effective July 1, 2019.

Milpitas

$13.50/hour for all employers.

$15.00/hour for all employers effective July 1, 2019.

Pasadena

$13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

In February 2019, the City Council will consider increasing the minimum wage to $14.25, effective July 1, 2019

San Francisco

 

$15.00/hour for all employers.

On July 1, 2019 and each year thereafter, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted based on the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.

San Leandro

$13.00/hour for all employers.

$14.00/hour for all employers effective July 1, 2019.

Santa Monica

$13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

$14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees, effective July 1, 2019.

$13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, effective July 1, 2019.

 

Employers must remain mindful of the other California local ordinances with minimum wage requirements, including: 

Read our detailed advisories relating to these minimum wage ordinances here and here

The city of Belmont just enacted its own minimum wage ordinance, which sets its minimum wage to $12.50/hour beginning July 1, 2018. 

Employers should continue to monitor to ensure compliance with local ordinances.

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