Starting January 1, 2023, California will increase its minimum wage to $15.50 per hour regardless of your company size. Currently, California outlines different minimum wage rate depending on a company’s employee count (i.e., >25 employees or <26+ employees) which will not longer be in effect starting in the New Year.
In addition to California’s state minimum wage requirements, it is crucial for employers to ensure that they comply with local minimum wage ordinances . An employer must follow the stricter standard; that is, the one that is most beneficial to the employee. For example, the CA minimum wage in 2023 will be $15.50, but Palo Alto’s local ordinance sets their minimum wage at $17.25 for 2023, the City of San Mateo minimum wage will raise to $16.75; and Redwood City will raise to $17.00 in 2023. Additionally, employers also need to keep in mind that some cities raise their minimum wage on July 1st of each year, not January 1st (ex. San Francisco, Berkeley, Fremont).
To ensure that you keep up to date on minimum wage requirements contact the Employer Lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.
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