California's 2018 Midyear Minimum-Wage Increases

By Charles E. McDonald III © Ogletree Deakins July 17, 2018
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​On July 1, a number of localities in California saw their minimum wages increase. The chart below summarizes locality mid-2018 minimum-wage increases, as well as Berkeley's impending minimum-wage increase, which will occur Oct. 1. Note that California employers are prohibited from paying a lesser cash wage payment to tipped employees and offsetting their minimum wage obligations with a tip credit.


JurisdictionFormer Minimum WageMinimum Wage Effective July 1, 2018
Belmont
$11.00$12.50
Berkeley

$13.75

$12.00 (YouthWorks and youth job training programs)

$15.00 (Effective October 1, 2018)

$13.25 (YouthWorks and youth job training programs)

Emeryville

$14.00 (55 or fewer employees)

$15.20 (56 or more employees)

$15.00 (55 or fewer employees)

$15.69 (56 or more employees)

Los Angeles (City)

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Los Angeles County

(Unincorporated)

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Malibu

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Milpitas
$12.00$13.50
Pasadena

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

San Francisco

$14.00

$12.87 (government-supported employees)

$15.00

$13.27 (government-supported employees)

San Leandro
$12.00$13.00
Santa Monica

$10.50 (25 or fewer employees)

$12.00 (26 or more employees)

$12.00 (25 or fewer employees)

$13.25 (26 or more employees)

Charles E. McDonald III is an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Greenville, S.C. © 2018 Ogletree Deakins. All rights reserved. Reposted with permission. 

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