California Increases Minimum Wage Rates For 2017

California minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2017 for employers with 26 or more employees (smaller employers will continue to pay $10.00 per hour until January 1, 2018) then increase each year until reaching $15 per hour in 2022. See California’s Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage, to Reach $15.00 Per Hour by January 1, 2022 (April, 2016).

Concurrently, many California cities (and two counties) have implemented their own minimum wage ordinances. Employers therefore should check regularly for any new or revised minimum wage.

Below is a comprehensive list of currently enacted minimum wage rates in effect on January 1, 2017 or increasing later in the year for all applicable locations that have enacted their own minimum wage ordinances.

City or County Minimum Wage Rate Date
Berkeley $12.53 January 1, 2017
$13.75 October 1, 2017
Cupertino $12.00 January 1, 2017
El Cerrito $12.25 January 1, 2017
Emeryville $13.00 (55 or fewer employees) and $14.82 (56 or more employees) January 1, 2017
$14.00 (55 or fewer employees) and $15.20 (56 or more employees) July 1, 2017
Long Beach $14.07 (hotel workers) January 1, 2017
Los Altos $12.00 January 1, 2017
Los Angeles City $10.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $10.50 (26 employees or more) January 1, 2017
$10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 employees or more) July 1, 2017
Los Angeles County (Unincorporated Areas) $10.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $10.50 (26 employees or more) January 1, 2017
$10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 employees or more)  July 1, 2017

 

Malibu $10.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $10.50 (26 or more employees) January 1, 2017
$10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 or more employees) July 1, 2017
Mountain View     $13.00 January 1, 2017
Oakland   $12.86 January 1, 2017
Palo Alto $12.00 January 1, 2017
Pasadena     $10.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $10.50 (26 employees or more) January 1, 2017
$10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 employees or more) July 1, 2017
Richmond  $12.30 January 1, 2017
San Diego              $11.50 January 1, 2017
San Francisco City and County  

   

$13.00 January 1, 2017
$14.00 July 1, 2017
San Jose     $10.50 January 1, 2017
San Mateo              $12.00 January 1, 2017
Santa Clara             $11.10 January 1, 2017
Santa Monica   

    

$10.00 (25 or fewer employees) and $10.50 (26 employees or more) January 1, 2017
$10.50 (25 or fewer employees) and $12.00 (26 employees or more) July 1, 2017
Sunnyvale $13.00 January 1, 2017

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For more information, please contact one of our attorneys, Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

 

Cindy Bamforth

December 12, 2016

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