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California’s Minimum Wage Is Going up Again in January

Friday, December 06, 2019

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California’s minimum wage is moving to $13 an hour in 2020.

The new minimum wage goes into effect Jan. 1, and applies to employers with 26 or more employees. Employers with fewer than 26 employees will have to pay a minimum wage of $12 an hour.

2020 marks the fourth consecutive year that the minimum wage has increased in the Golden State, as California moves toward a goal of a $15-an-hour minimum wage for large employers by 2022 and for all employers by 2023.

Several municipalities in California have their own minimum wage that exceeds the state’s, according to the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

Those municipalities include:

  • Alameda ($15 an hour on July 1, 2020)
  • Belmont ($15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Berkeley ($15.59 an hour and indexed to inflation on July 1, 2020)
  • Cupertino ($15.35 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Daly City ($13.75 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • El Cerrito ($15.37 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020
  • Emeryville ($16.42 an hour and indexed to inflation on July 1, 2020)
  • Fremont ($13.50 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for large employers on July 1, 2020)
  • Los Altos ($15.40 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Los Angeles ($14.25 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for large employers on July 1, 2020)
  • Los Angeles County ($14.25 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for large employers on July 1, 2020)
  • Malibu ($14.25 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for large employers on July 1, 2020)
  • Menlo Park ($15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Milpitas ($15 an hour and indexed to inflation on July 1, 2020)
  • Mountain View ($16.05 an hour and indexed to inflation on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Oakland ($14.14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Palo Alto ($15.40 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Pasadena ($14.25 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for large employers on July 1, 2020)
  • Petaluma ($14 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for larger employers on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Redwood City ($15.38 an hour and indexed to inflation on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Richmond ($15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • San Diego ($13 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • San Francisco ($15.59 an hour and indexed to inflation on July 1, 2019)
  • San Jose ($15.25 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • San Leandro ($15 an hour on July 1, 2020)
  • San Mateo ($15.38 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Santa Clara ($15.40 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Santa Monica ($15 an hour on July 1, 2020)
  • Santa Rosa ($14 an hour for small employers and $15 an hour for large employers on July 1, 2020)
  • Sonoma ($12.50 an hour for small employers and $13.50 an hour for large employers on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • South San Francisco ($15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)
  • Sunnyvale ($16.05 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020)

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Category: Economic News, Employment News, Business News

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