Local Ordinance Changes Coming July 1

Jun 7 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad

The City and County of Los Angeles will see the minimum wage increased on July 1.

The City and County of Los Angeles will see the minimum wage increased on July 1.

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 

Save 20 percent if you purchase your updated posters by June 30, 2018. CalChamber Preferred/Executive members receive the 20 percent offer in addition to their 20 percent member discount. Prefer to order by phone? Call (800) 331-8877 and mention priority code PLY7.

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