New minimum wages within the State of California

Please be aware that several local minimum wage increases will occur within the next six (6) months. Below, we have outlined several minimum wage increases taking effect in local municipalities within the State of California. We have created this guide for your convenience but strongly urge you to ensure you are in compliance with any minimum wage laws that apply to your business.

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City

Current Minimum Wage Rate

New Minimum Wage Rate

Effective Date

Berkeley

$13.75/hour $15/hour October 1, 2018

Cupertino

$13.50/hour $15/hour January 1, 2019
El Cerrito $13.60/hour $15/hour

January 1, 2019

Emeryville

Employers with 55 or fewer employees: $14/hour Employers with 55 or fewer employees: $15/hour  

July 1, 2018

Employers with more than 55 employees: $15.20/hour

Employers with more than 55 employees: $15.60

Los Altos $13.50/hour $15/hour January 1, 2019
Los Angeles City

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $10.50/hour

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $12/hour

July 1, 2018

Employers with 26 or more employees: $12/hour

Employers with 26 or more employees: 13.25/hour

 

Los Angeles County (Unincorporated Areas)

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $10.50/hour

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $12/hour

July 1, 2018

Employers with 26 or more employees: $12/hour

Employers with 26 or more employees: $13.25/hour

Malibu

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $10.50/hour Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $12/hour

July 1, 2018

Employers with 26 or more employees: $12/hour

Employers with 26 or more employees: $13.25/hour

Milpitas

$12/hour $13.50/hour July 1, 2018

Mountain View

$15/hour

TBD*

July 1, 2019*

Oakland

$13.23/hour

TBD*

January 1, 2019

Palo Alto $13.50/hour $15/hour

January 1, 2019

Pasadena

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $10.50/hour Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $12/hour

July 1, 2018

Employers with 26 or more employees: $12/hour

Employers with 26 or more employees: $13.25/hour

Richmond

$13.41/hour $15/hour January 1, 2019

San Diego

$11.50/hour

TBD*

January 1, 2019

San Francisco

$14/hour

$15/hour

July 1, 2018

San Jose

$13.50/hour

$15/hour

January 1, 2019

San Leandro $12/hour $13/hour

July 1, 2018

San Mateo

$13.50/hour

$15/hour

 

January 1, 2019

Nonprofits: $12/hour

Nonprofits: 13.50/hour

Santa Clara

$13/hour $15/hour

January 1, 2019

Santa Monica

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $10.50/hour

Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $12/hour  

July 1, 2018

Employers with 26 or more employees: $12/hour

Employers with 26 or more employees: $13.25/hour

Sunnyvale $15/hour TBD*

January 1, 2019

*Annual increases tied to Consumer Price Index or other index, and announced by cities in advance of effective date.



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