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Minimum Wage Ordinances & Increases as of July 1, 2021

June 24, 2021 | Written by Admin

Although California has its own state-level minimum wage, many localities have passed their own minimum ordinances — and employers must comply with the more restrictive requirement.

The following cities and counties will increase their current minimum wage rates as of July 1:

  • Berkeley: $16.32/hour.
  • Emeryville: $17.13.
  • Fremont: $15.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $15.00/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • *Los Angeles City: $15/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • *Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas): $15/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • *Malibu: $15/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • Milpitas: $15.65/hour.
  • *Pasadena: $15/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
  • San Francisco: $16.32/hour, and
  • *Santa Monica: $15/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

NOTE: *The minimum wage rates for these localities will remain at $15/hour for employers with 26 or more employees, with a future increase effective July 1, 2022. The City of Alameda will also remain at its current $15/hour rate with a future increase on July 1, 2022.

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