Effective July 1, 2016, some California employers will be subject to an increase in the local minimum wage. While the State of California increased its minimum wage to $10.00 an hour on January 1, other localities throughout the State will see an increase much higher than the $10.00 minimum.
Minimum Wage Increases for San Francisco and Some Bay Area Cities
As part of Proposition J, signed in 2014, the City of San Francisco is on track to incrementally increase its minimum wage each year until it reaches $15.00 an hour in 2018. This year’s increase, which will take effect July 1, will put the minimum wage at $13.00 an hour. Employers with employees working in San Francisco should be sure to make any necessary wage adjustments to ensure that all employees are making the required minimum wage. Updated minimum wage labor law posters should also be displayed in a conspicuous place for all employees to view as of July 1.
Another Bay Area city that will see an increase to its minimum wage rate on July 1 is the City of Emeryville. The minimum wage will increase to $14.82 an hour for employers with 56 or more employees, and will increase to $13.00 an hour for employers with fewer than 56 employees. Sunnyvale will also see an increase from the current minimum wage of $10.30 an hour to $11.00 an hour. Required minimum wage notices for Emeryville and Sunnyvale are available on each of the city’s public websites.
Minimum Wage Increases for Other California Cities
Other localities that have minimum wage ordinances requiring a July 1 rate increase are:
- El Cerrito
- Los Angeles
- Los Angeles County
- San Diego
- Santa Monica