July 1, 2017 – New minimum wages, including Emeryville, Los Angeles


According to the city of Emeryville website, “The minimum wage rate will be $14.00 per hour for Small Businesses and $15.20 per hour for Large Businesses, effective July 1, 2017. These rates will increase annually with Large Business minimum wage rates adjusting annually for inflation every July 1 based on the annual increase in the local consumer price index (CPI). Small Business minimum wage rates will increase in increments until 2019, at which point the Small Business minimum wage rate will match the Large Business minimum wage rate and both will be increased every July 1 by the local CPI.”
Source: http://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/1024/Minimum-Wage-Ordinance
According to the Los Angeles City website, the minimum wage will increase on July 1, 2017. See the table below for details:
Source: http://wagesla.lacity.org/

Wage Schedule Chart

Starting July 1, 2017, the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles will increase according to the following schedule:

Effective Date Employers with 26 or more Employees Employers with 25 or fewer Employees or Non-Profit Corporations with 26 or more Employees with approval to pay a deferred rate
7/1/2016 $10.50 $10.00 (CA State Minimum Wage)
7/1/2017 $12.00 $10.50
7/1/2018 $13.25 $12.00
7/1/2019 $14.25 $13.25
7/1/2020 $15.00 $14.25
7/1/2021 $15.00 $15.00


2017 California Minimum Wage Table

California State $10.50/hr (26 or more employees) $10.00/hr (25 or fewer)
Berkeley  $12.53 effective October 1, 2016
El Cerrito  $11.60/hour. $12.25 on July 1, 2017.
Emeryville Small Businesses (55 or fewer Employees):  $13.00 per hour
Large Businesses (56 or more Employees):  $14.82 per hour
Los Angeles City and unincorporated areas of LA county minimum wage
will increase to $10.50 for 26 or more, $10.00/ hr for 25 or less.$12.00 on July 1, 2017 for businesses with 26 or more employees. $10.50 on July 1, 2017 with 25 or fewer employees.
Pasadena $10.50/hr. $12.00/hr on July 1, 2017.
Mountain View $10.30/hr
Oakland $12.25/hr
Palo Alto $11.00/hr
Richmond $11.52/hr. $12.30 on January 1, 2017.
San Diego $11.50 on January 1, 2017.
San Jose $10.30/hr
Santa Clara $11.00/hr
San Francisco  $13/hour. $14.00 on July 1, 2017.
Santa Monica  $10.50/hr (26 or more employees) $10.00/hr (25 or fewer).
$12.00 on July 1, 2017 (26 or more employees). $10.50 on July 1, 2017 (25 or fewer).
Sunnyvale $13.00 on January 1, 2017

Please review your employee pay rates, overtime rates, salary amounts and other pay rates to ensure you are meeting the new requirements. Changes to your employee’s pay rates are only made by authorized persons within your organization. Any changes or revisions to rates of pay should be adjusted using your normal payroll input method. California Payroll will process the information provided by employers. California Payroll does not determine or audit rates of pay for processing. Remember to review your Register Prior to Processing or your Input Worksheet for pay rate information. Users can view employee’s information directly in the system and there are a number of reports available to view your employees’ information.
State enforcement agencies have made it a top priority to stop employers from engaging in “wage theft,” which includes not paying the minimum wage for all hours worked. Employers should examine all pay practices that may need review; this includes overtime rates of pay, base salaries, piece rates, non-productive time, commission and more.
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