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California Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1, 2024

Several cities and counties in California will be increasing their hourly minimum wage for employees starting on July 1, 2024. Employers should check the jurisdiction in which their business is located to ensure compliance with applicable minimum wage rate increases.

New minimum wage rates in these locations are effective July 1, 2024 (This list is not all inclusive).

JurisdictionNew Hourly Min. Wage Rate (effective July 1, 2024)
Alameda, CA$ 17.00
Berkeley, CA$ 18.67
Emeryville, CA$ 19.36
Fremont, CA$ 17.30
Los Angeles (City), CA$ 17.28
Los Angeles (City), CA for hotel workers$ 20.32
Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas only)$ 17.27
Malibu, CA$ 17.27
Milpitas, CA$ 17.70
Pasadena, CA$ 17.50
San Francisco, CA$ 18.67
Santa Monica, CA$ 17.27

What about employees already earning more than the minimum wage?

Some employees may already be making more than the minimum wage but still expect a raise. While employers are not required to increase their rates, employers should consider the impact of these decisions in terms of employee morale, fair pay and your financial capability.

What if employees work remotely in different jurisdictions?

It can get tricky when employers have remote employees in different jurisdictions other than where the new minimum wage rate ordinance applies. Employers should confirm in which cities their remote employees work in and make the necessary adjustments to comply with the new rules in place.

This material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact  Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500 for legal assistance near you.

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