Minimum Wage Increases in Multiple California Cities on July 1 – Employee Benefits and Compensation

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Changes to minimum wage laws in California are imminent at the local and national levels. As for localities, as of July 1, 2022, the minimum wage is increasing in 12 cities in California and in Los Angeles County. Any employer in these locations must be aware of the changes and adapt accordingly in order to remain compliant.

In order to keep you fully informed, here are the changes that will take effect on July 1:

Alameda’s minimum wage will increase from $15.00 to $15.75 per hour.

Berkeley’s minimum wage will increase from $16.32 to $16.99 an hour.

The Fremont minimum wage will be $16.00 per hour for all employers, regardless of size. This is the first year that the minimum wage in Fremont for small and large employers will be the same.

The City of Los Angeles minimum wage will increase from $15.00 to $16.04 per hour.

Employees of large hotels should benefit from a higher minimum wage. Effective July 1, the minimum wage for employees of hotels with 150 rooms or more will increase from $17.13 to $17.64 per hour.

Hotel employers in the city should also keep an eye out for the mayor’s endorsement of an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles City Council on June 28 that would expand minimum wage requirements to hotels with 60 or more rooms and add other legal protections for hotel employees. .

The minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will increase from $15.00 to $15.96 per hour.

The minimum wage in Pasadena will increase from $15.00 to $16.11 per hour.

Minimum wage in San Francisco will increase from $16.32 to $16.99 per hour, except for “government-supported employees” as defined by Section 12R.3 of the San Francisco Administrative Code . The minimum wage for government-supported employees will drop from $14.44 to $15.03 on July 1.

Minimum wage in Santa Monica will increase from $15.00 to $15.96 per hour.

The minimum wage at hotels and businesses operating on hotel property will increase from $17.64 to $18.17 per hour.

Minimum wage in Malibu will increase from $15.00 to $15.96 per hour.

The minimum wage at businesses with 50 or more employees in West Hollywood will increase from $15.50 to $16.50 an hour. The minimum wage in businesses with 50 or fewer employees will increase from $15.00 to $16.00 per hour. Also, on July 1, the minimum wage for hospitality workers will increase from $17.64 to $18.35 per hour.

The minimum wage in Emeryville will increase from $17.13 to $17.68 per hour.

Minimum wage in Foster City will increase from $15.50 to $15.75 per hour.

The minimum wage in Milpitas will increase from $15.65 to $16.40 per hour.

California state minimum wage set to increase to $15.50 on January 1

As announced by Governor Newsom on May 12, California’s state minimum wage is set to increase to $15.50 per hour for all employers, regardless of size, beginning January 1, 2023. accelerated increase is required by a state minimum wage provision. wage law when inflation exceeds 7%. This change to the state minimum wage will also increase the minimum wage that employers must pay to employees classified as exempt from overtime pay under the administrative, executive, and occupational exemptions.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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