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California Municipal Minimum Wage Rates Continue to Grow:

California hourly minimum wage is currently $10.50 for employers with 26 or more on payroll and $10.00 for employers with 25 or less and on January 1, 2018, the rates increase to $11.00 and $10.50 respectively. The state minimum wage will continue to increase each year until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022.
The following lists all California municipalities requiring minimum wage levels greater than the state standard, including the newest addition, Milpitas:
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 $14.00 (55 or fewer employees)
and $15.20 (56 or more employees)
July 1, 2017
Long Beach $14.34 (hotel workers) July 1, 2017
Los Altos $12.00 January 1, 2017
Los Angeles City $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
and $12.00 (26 employees or more)
July 1, 2017
Los Angeles County (Unincorporated Areas) $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
and $12.00 (26 employees or more)
July 1, 2017
Malibu $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
and $12.00 (26 or more employees)
July 1, 2017
Milpitas $13.00 July 1, 2017
Mountain View $13.00 January 1, 2017
Oakland $12.86 January 1, 2017
Palo Alto $12.00 January 1, 2017
Pasadena $10.50 (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 $14.00 July 1, 2017
San Jose $12.00 July 1, 2017
San Leandro $12.00 July 1, 2017
San Mateo $12.00 January 1, 2017
Santa Clara $11.10 January 1, 2017
Santa Monica $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
and $12.00 (26 employees or more)
July 1, 2017
Sunnyvale $13.00 January 1, 2017

Covered employers must post an updated wage notice/bulletin where employees can read it easily. Click the above city/county link(s) to download the most current notice.

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

Cindy Bamforth
July 27, 2017

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