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Employer Alert: City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase on July 1st

On July 1st, the City of Los Angeles will raise the minimum wage for employers with at least 26 employees to $14.25, and for employers with fewer than 26 employees to $13.25.

In determining whether this increase applies to a particular employee, employers should know that it is not where an employee lives, nor where an employer is based, that determines the minimum wage that must be paid.  Rather, it is where the employee works that matters.  All employees working in a particular week for at least 2 hours within the City of Los Angeles are entitled to payment of the applicable minimum wage under ...

Employer Alert: Minimum Wage Increases

On January 1, 2019, the state minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour for employers with at least 26 employees, and $11.00 per hour for smaller employers.  The state minimum wage governs the exempt employee threshold salary, which has increased accordingly.  The new minimum salary for employees exempt from overtime is $49,920 annually for employers with at least 26 employees, and $45,760 annually for employers with fewer than 26 employees.

Further, a number of California municipalities will raise their minimum wage rates on July 1, 2019.  Employers should take care to note these ...

Reminder: Los Angeles and Santa Monica Minimum Wage Increases on July 1st

As a reminder, the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles and in the City of Santa Monica will increase to $12.00 an hour on July 1, 2017, for employers with 26 or more employees.  The minimum wage for employers in these cities with fewer than 26 employees will increase to $10.50 an hour on July 1, 2017.

There is another increase set for July 1, 2018, in the City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica that will raise the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour for employers with 26 or more employees. For smaller employers in these cities, the increase on July 1, 2018, will be to $12.00 an hour.

Employers in the  City of ...

California Issues New Minimum Wage Poster 

Employers should post California’s recently issued 2017 minimum wage poster found at .  The new poster reflects that the state minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees increases to $10.50 on January 1, 2017, and to $11.00 on January 1, 2018.  For employers with 25 or fewer employees, the minimum wage remains at $10.00 until January 1, 2018, when it increases to $10.50.

The poster also contains 2017 and 2018 maximum lodging and meal credits that may be used to meet part of the employer’s minimum wage obligation for live-in ...

Employers Must Remember to Raise Minimum Wage in Los Angeles County

Like the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County raised the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees to $10.50 starting July 1, 2016. The rule will apply to all workers who work at least 2 hours in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in a given week.

The Los Angeles County website provides a method to determine if a business is in an unincorporated area of the county.

The Los Angeles County poster can be found here.


This publication is published by the law firm of Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP. The publication is intended to present an overview of current legal trends; no article ...

New Minimum Wage For Pasadena Starting July 1, 2016

In a move which matches its counterparts in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, the City of Pasadena is set to increase its minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees to $10.50 on July 1, 2016, while smaller employers have until July 1, 2017.  The increase applies to employees who work at least 2 hours in a week in Pasadena, as follows:

Employers with 26 or more employees shall pay a wage of no less than the hourly rates set forth:
1. On July 1, 2016, the hourly wage shall be $10.50
2. On July 1, 2017, the hourly wage shall be $12.00
3. On July 1, 2018, the hourly wage shall be $13.25

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A Reminder: Increased Minimum Wages for Santa Monica and Los Angeles 

An increase in temperatures will not be the only increase employers will see this July: employers in the City of Los Angeles and in the City of Santa Monica are reminded that minimum wages will increase starting on July 1, 2016.  Both the Santa Monica and Los Angeles ordinances apply to any employee who works at least two hours or more within the geographic boundaries of the city within a particular week.  Each ordinance includes a phased increase to reach $15.00 per hour in 2020 for most businesses, with a one year delay to 2021 for businesses with 25 or fewer employees and for qualifying ...

Governor Brown Signs New Minimum Wage Increase Into Law

On Monday Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 3, a bill which will gradually increase minimum wages in California in a manner that is very similar to the Los Angeles ordinance, except that the state increases will not be complete until 2023 (the Los Angeles increases begin on July 1, 2016 with a $10.50 per hour requirement for businesses with 26 or more employees and will continue until the rate reaches $15 per hour on July 1, 2020; Los Angeles allows that smaller businesses with 25 or fewer employees will have an additional year to match the increases).   The first increase starts next year on ...

Effective January 1, 2016, Assembly Bill 1513 establishes Labor Code Section 226.2, which requires that employers paying piece-rate compensation must pay employees for rest and recovery periods and other nonproductive time separately from any piece-rate compensation, and that wage statements reflect these payments. The hourly rate paid for rest and recovery periods must be the greater of the applicable minimum wage, or the employee’s average hourly wage for all time worked excluding rest and recovery periods or overtime, and the rate paid for other nonproductive time must ...

Higher Wages for Computer Software Employees for 2016

The Department of Industrial Relations recently announced an increase in the minimum hourly wage required for certain computer software workers who are exempt from overtime under California Labor Code section 515.5. Specifically, the DIR raised the computer software employee minimum hourly rate of pay exemption from $41.27 to $41.85, the minimum monthly salary exemption from $7,165.12 to $7,265.43, and the minimum annual salary exemption from $85,981.40 to $87,185.14. The increases become effective on January 1, 2016 and are based on the 1.4% increase in the California ...

Minimum Wage Increases: Not a Simple Topic for Discussion

On October 15th, 2015, I was part of a panel/roundtable discussion regarding minimum wages. The panel was presented by the Government Affairs Committee of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce at the request of the City of Beverly Hills. The specific purpose of the panel was to discuss a potential increase in the minimum wage for the City of Beverly Hills in response to the recent ordinance passed by the City of Los Angeles, which ordinance will gradually increase the minimum wage for businesses with 26 or more employees to $15 an hour by July of 2020 (smaller employers and nonprofits have ...

California Minimum Wage Increases July 1st!

Any California employer that has been in hiding the last six months or more may not be aware that California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour from the existing minimum wage of $8 per hour on July 1, 2014. In addition to paying more money to minimum wage hourly workers, the increase will impact other employee pay requirements. Specifically, minimum salary requirements for the administrative, executive or professional exemptions from overtime will increase to $3,120 per month (or $37,440 annually), from $2,773.33 per month (or $33,280 annually). Further, inside sales ...

New Minimum Wage Poster Required

All California employers should by now be using the new minimum wage law poster released by the California Industrial Welfare Commission. The poster serves to notify all employees of the planned minimum wage increases that will apply to most employees. Specifically, the poster states that the current $8.00 minimum wage will increase to $9.00 on July 1, 2014, and again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016, a 25% increase over 18 months. The poster also provides information on increased meal and lodging credits against wages that are available when an employer and employee voluntarily ...


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