In 2016, bill SB 3 was signed to gradually increase the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The action made California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide.
Large employers with 26 or more employees were required to comply beginning January 1, 2017 with gradual minimum wage increases that will reach $15 per hour by 2022. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees were given a one-year delay for implementation with the first increase to begin on January 1st, 2018. Subsequently, small businesses will reach the $15 per hour rate in 2023.
|Rate (Jan. 1)||26 Employees or More||25 Employees or Less|
Note: It is recommended that employers review their current related pay rates and compliance practices, both for applicable state and local minimum wage rates as local minimum wage rates may vary by municipality.
> Review the 2017 California Minimum Wage table by City