While the State of California and several cities across the state increased their minimum wages on January 1, 2023, some cities—including the City of Los Angeles—will increase their minimum wage in July 2023.
On February 1, 2023, the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards announced the coming increase for July 1, 2023. Based upon the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPA-W) for the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the minimum wage for the City of Los Angeles will increase by $0.74 for a new minimum wage rate of $16.78 per hour.
The City of Los Angeles’ minimum wage ordinance applies to employees who in any particular week perform at least two hours of work within the geographic boundaries of Los Angeles for their employer and are entitled to payment of minimum wage under California law.
The Office of Wage Standards has also published the required posting on their website: https://wagesla.lacity.org/
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