Minimum Wage Increases Take Effect July 1

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Around the country, minimum wages are increasing faster than not only the federal minimum wage, but often the state minimum wage as well. 

July 1, 2017 is a big day in the world of minimum wage increases, as numerous jurisdictions in states including California, Oregon, Washington, DC, and Maryland are increasing their minimum wage to above that of the state and federal minimum wages. Here in California, our state minimum wage increased to $10.50 per hour on January 1st for employers with more than 25 employees (and $10.00 per hour for those with 25 or less employees.) Employers in cities without a local ordinance should comply with the state minimum wage. 

Cities who’s minimum wage is increasing as of July 1, 2017 include:

Northern California:

Southern California:

  • City of Los Angeles: $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

  • County of Los Angeles (unincorporated areas only:) $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

  • Malibu: $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

  • Pasadena: $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

  • Santa Monica: $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees; $15.66 per hour for hotel employees.

Be sure to print and post your required notices involving minimum wage increases, and consult your local Chamber of Commerce or city government with additional questions. Not all cities have the exact same eligibility rules, so it’s always a good idea to check with a local expert before implementing any changes. 

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