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Local Minimum Wage Ordinance Hikes Coming July 1

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass minimum wage ordinances and other employment laws relating to paid sick leave and criminal background checks. On July 1, 2019, several local minimum wage rates will increase, and two new local minimum wage ordinances will go into effect.

Minimum Wage Increases

The following cities and county will increase their minimum wage on July 1 to:

  • Berkeley: $15.59/hour.
  • Emeryville: $16.30/hour for businesses of all sizes (except for Small Independent Restaurants).
  • City of Los Angeles: $14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • County of Los Angeles (unincorporated areas only): $14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • Malibu: $14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • Milpitas: $15/hour.
  • Pasadena: $14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • San Francisco: $15.59/hour.
  • San Leandro: $15/hour.
  • Santa Monica: $14.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

Note: Eligibility rules may vary based on different locations.

New Minimum Wage Ordinances

Two other cities have enacted a new minimum wage ordinance that goes into effect July 1, 2019:

  • Alameda: $13.50/hour.
  • Fremont: $13.50/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; employers with 25 or fewer employees will continue to pay the state minimum wage rate until July 1, 2020.

Many of these local ordinances contain notice requirements. The CalChamber Store sells required posters that are compliant with various California city and county local ordinances. Check the store to see if your city or county has any required posters.

Make sure your posters are up-to-date with July 1, 2019, minimum wage rate increases. (If you’ve already purchased CalChamber’s 2019Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Poster or 2019 Malibu Minimum Wage Poster, you’re in compliance for July 1.) 

Source: CalChamber

Category: Advocacy, Economic News

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