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    June 11, 2018

    Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July 1, 2018, several local minimum wage rates will increase, and two new local ordinances will go into effect.

    Minimum Wage Increases

    The following cities and county will increase their minimum wage on July 1 to:

    • Emeryville: $15.69/hour for businesses with 56 or more employees; $15/hour for businesses with 55 or fewer employees.
    • City of Los Angeles: $13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
    • County of Los Angeles (unincorporated areas only): $13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
    • Malibu: $13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
    • Milpitas: $13.50/hour.
    • Pasadena: $13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
    • San Francisco: $15/hour.
    • San Leandro: $13/hour.
    • Santa Monica: $13.25/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

    Eligibility rules may vary based on different locations.

    New Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Belmont enacted a new minimum wage ordinance that goes into effect July 1, 2018, setting the minimum wage rate at $12.50/hour.

    New San Francisco Salary History Ordinance

    In addition to San Francisco’s minimum wage rate increase, San Francisco’s new Consideration of Salary History Ordinance will become effective on July 1, 2018. Under the ordinance, employers will be banned from considering the current or past salary of an applicant in determining whether to hire the applicant or what salary to offer the applicant.

    Many of these local ordinances contain notice requirements. CalChamber members can use the Local Ordinance Wizard on HRCalifornia to determine which requirements apply. Nonmembers can sign up for a free 15-day trial of HRCalifornia.

    The CalChamber Store sells required posters that are in compliance with various California city and county local ordinances.

    Make sure your posters are up-to-date with July 1 minimum wage rate increases. (If you’ve already purchased CalChamber’s 2018 Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Poster or 2018 Malibu Minimum Wage Poster, you’re in compliance for July 1.) 

    Bianca Saad, Employment Law Subject Matter Expert 

    Article courtesy of CalChamber's HR Watchdog.

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