When it comes to minimum wage, California ranks as one of the highest in the nation. And there are cities in California with an even higher minimum wage.
California minimum wage is currently at $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more workers. For those businesses employing 25 or less, the minimum wage in California is set at $10.00 for 2017.
In addition to the statewide minimum wage level increase, there will be increases in a dozen municipalities in California beginning January 1, 2018. Are you prepared?
The minimum wage for the state of California is currently $10.50 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more workers. For those employers with 25 or less, the current wage is set at a minimum of $10.00 for 2017. This will change beginning January 1, 2018 when those hourly wage amounts increase to $11.00 and $10.50 consecutively.
Employers in select California locations should be prepared for the mandated minimum wage increases slated for July 1st, 2017.
The minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles will jump to $12 an hour next week, as part of a climb to a $15 minimum wage, officials said. It is the second year of a city increase that will eventually reach $15 an hour by July 1, 2021.
California minimum wage for the state is already significantly higher than the federal level and one of the highest in the nation. And, increasingly, the minimum wage in California cities is even higher.