Mid-Year Local Minimum Wage Increases

By lfsuser on July 11, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, minimum wage rates for certain employees working within geographic boundaries of several California cities and the County of Los Angeles (unincorporated) will increase. These cities and counties are:

  • County of Los Angeles (unincorporated) – employers with 26 or more employees shall pay $12.00/hour, employers with 25 or fewer employees shall pay $10.50/hour;
  • City of Emeryville – employers with 56 or more employees shall pay $15.20/hour, employers with 55 or fewer employees shall pay $14.00/hour;
  • City of Los Angeles – employers with 26 or more employees shall pay $12.00/hour, employers with 25 or fewer employees shall pay $10.50/hour;
  • City of Malibu – employers with 26 or more employees shall pay $12.00/hour, employers with 25 or fewer employees shall pay $10.50/hour;
  • City of Milpitas – regardless of employee headcount employers shall pay $11.00/hour;
  • City of Pasadena – employers with 26 or more employees shall pay $12.00/hour, employers with 25 or fewer employees shall pay $10.50/hour;
  • City of San Francisco – regardless of employee headcount employers shall pay $14/hour to most employees;
  • City of San Jose – regardless of employee headcount employers shall pay $12.00/hour;
  • City of San Leandro – regardless of employee headcount employers shall pay $12/hour to most employees;
  • City of Santa Monica – employers with 26 or more employees shall pay $12.00/hour, employers with 25 or fewer employees shall pay $10.50/hour.

As noted above, some of the local minimum wage laws have narrow exemptions for certain categories of employees, and certain categories of employers. Employers should review their compensation practices to make sure they comply with the local minimum wage laws. If you have questions about the contents of this alert, please contact Oleg I. Albert at (415) 697-2000 or oalbert@aghwlaw.com.

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