On January 1, 2021, California’s statewide minimum wage increased to $14 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $13 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

Now that we are almost halfway into the year, all things need to get ready for summer, including minimum wage rates.  Many localities have their own minimum wage ordinances which are higher than the state minimum wage and are set to increase this summer.

The following local minimum wages will increase effective July 1:

Locality New Minimum Wage
Berkeley $16.32
Emeryville $17.93
City of Los Angeles $15.00
County of Los Angeles $15.00
Fremont $15.00
Malibu $15.00
Milpitas $15.65
Pasadena $15.00
City and County of San Francisco $16.32
Santa Monica $15.00

Beginning on July 1, 2021, the City of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach also will increase their minimum wage rate for hotel workers to $17.64 for Los Angeles (for hotels with 150 or more rooms) and $15.69 for Long Beach.

To ensure your company has up-to-date minimum wage information, subscribe to Jackson Lewis’ Minimum Wage Watch, which provides alerts on changes in minimum wage in California and around the country.

If you have questions about minimum wage compliance contact a Jackson Lewis attorney to discuss.