Has Your Business Made All Applicable Minimum Wage Adjustments Yet?

Minimum Wage

As the global pandemic continues to rage on, it is easy to lose sight of looming deadlines.  Although California’s minimum wage is generally adjusted annually on January 1st, many counties have local ordinances that raise minimum wages each July 1st.

Employers should take note of and implement all applicable July 1, 2020 increases, which are by and large higher than California’s statewide minimum wage that is currently $13 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

Additionally, if companies have employees working remotely, the minimum wage rate where the employer is located, not the location where the employee is located. We realize that these minimum wage increases may be difficult for some small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic, however, none of the following counties have delayed implementation due to COVID-19.

  • Alameda: $15/hour
  • Berkeley: $16.07/hour
  • Emeryville: $16.84/hour
  • Fremont: $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.50/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • Los Angeles City: $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $14.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas): $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $14.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • Malibu: $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $14.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • Milpitas: $15.40/hour
  • Novato: $15/hour for employers with 100 or more employees; $14/hour for employers with 26-99 employees; $13/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • Pasadena: $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $14.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • San Francisco: $16.07/hour
  • San Leandro: $15/hour
  • Santa Monica: $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $14.25/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • Santa Rosa: $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $14/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees

Please note: Eligibility rules may vary based on different locations

If you have not implemented these adjustments, it’s imperative that you do so immediately retroactive to July 1, 2020. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Danielle G. Eanet at danielle@eanetpc.com or (310) 997-4185.

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