Effective July 1, 2023, many cities throughout CA will see an increase in their minimum wage.  While the CA state minimum wage has adjusted annually on January 1 the last several years, many CA cities and counties increase their minimum wage each July.  Below is a list of some of the cities that will see an increased minimum wage effective July 1 (this is not a comprehensive list, so please contact us if you would like our help determining the minimum wage applicable to a particular region): 

  • Berkeley:  $18.07/hr
  • City of LA:  $16.78/hr
  • County of LA (unincorporated areas):  $16.90/hr
  • Emeryville: $18.67/hr
  • Malibu:  $16.90/hr
  • Pasadena: $16.93/hr
  • San Francisco: $18.07/hr
  • Santa Monica:  $16.90/hr ($19.73/hr for hotel employers and businesses operating on hotel property)
  • **West Hollywood:  $19.08/hr  (**In addition to increasing the minimum wage, last year the City of West Hollywood enacted an ordinance effective July 1, 2022 entitling full-time employees to at least 96 hours of compensated time off work and 80 hours of uncompensated time off work per year for sick leave, vacation, or personal necessity.  Part-time employees are to be provided compensated and uncompensated hours in increments proportional to those accrued by full-time employees.)

Note that employees are entitled to receive the minimum wage that is applicable to the city or county in which they work.  This means that if your business is based in the City of LA for example, but you have hourly employees working from home in San Francisco, the San Francisco minimum wage would apply to those employees. 

If you have any questions about the above or any other employment related matters, please contact us.

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The above summary has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, legal advice.  

Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. is a boutique employment law firm in Los Angeles specializing in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unpaid wage and overtime matters.  Please visit our website at www.laemploymentcounsel.com to learn more about us. We are here to support you if you have questions about any of the above or any other employment-related matters.

Polina Bernstein

Polina Bernstein

Polina Bernstein founded Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. in 2009 and is lead litigation counsel at the firm.

Diana Friedland

Diana Friedland

Diana Friedland is a partner at Bernstein & Friedland, P.C. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling.

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