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Some local minimum wages will soon exceed the Californian minimum | Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

California employers, be aware of July 1.

It won’t be long before the minimum wage in a number of California cities and counties is higher than the state minimum wage.

On July 1, various local ordinances will go into effect that will increase the minimum wage for workers located within specific city or county limits. For almost all of these orders, the size of the employer does not matter.

Most new local minimum wages will exceed the current California state minimum wage. The state minimum wage is $15 for employers with more than 26 employees and $14 for those with 25 or fewer employees.

Here is an overview:

Northern California

  • Alameda: $15.75/hour
  • Berkeley: $16.99/hour
  • Emeryville: $17.68/hour
  • Host city: $15.75/hour
  • Fremont: $16.00/hour
  • Milpita: $16.40/hour
  • San Francisco: $16.99/hour

Southern California

  • Long Beach: $16.55/hour for certain Long Beach Airport and Long Beach Convention Center workers; $16.73/hour for hotel employees in hotels with 100 rooms or more
  • City of Los Angeles: $16.04/hour; $18.17/hour for hotel employees in hotels with 150 rooms or more
  • Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas): $15.96/hour
  • Malibu: $15.96/hour
  • Pasadena: $16.11/hour
  • Santa Monica: $15.96/hour; $18.17/hour for hotel employees
  • West Hollywood: $16.00/hour for 49 employees or less; $16.50/hour for 50 or more employees; $18.35/hour for hotel employees

The public minimum wage is set to increase on January 1, 2023

Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that the statewide minimum wage for all employers will likely increase to $15.50 an hour on Jan. 1, 2023, from $15. of the hour, as previously planned. The higher minimum wage rate increase is based on triggers from a 2016 law that requires an accelerated wage rate increase when inflation exceeds 7%.