California Local Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1, 2024

Instead of the beginning of the year, several California cities and counties implement their local minimum wage rate increases on July 1. California employers with employees working in these jurisdictions should be prepared for these new mid-year local minimum wage rates going into effect.

Effective July 1, 2024, these localities will increase their minimum wage to:

  • Alameda: $17.00 per hour;
  • Berkeley: $18.67 per hour;
  • Emeryville: $19.36 per hour;
  • Fremont: $17.30 per hour;
  • Los Angeles City: $17.28 per hour;
  • Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas): $17.27per hour;
  • Malibu: $17.27 per hour;
  • Milpitas: $17.70 per hour;
  • Pasadena: $17.50 per hour;
  • San Francisco: $18.67 per hour; and
  • Santa Monica: $17.27 per hour.

Employers should confirm in which cities their employees work (including remote employees) to determine if any minimum wage ordinances apply. Note: Eligibility rules may vary based on different locations.

Review your employees’ hourly wage rates and make any necessary adjustments by July 1 to comply.

Many of these local ordinances contain notice requirements. CalChamber sells required posters that are compliant with various California city and county local ordinances, including these July 1 updates. Check to see if your city or county has any required posters or required updates for July 1, and order them today!

Vanessa M. Greene, J.D., Employment Law Subject Matter Expert, CalChamber

CalChamber members and nonmembers can use the Local Ordinances Wizard to determine which local ordinances and labor law posters apply to their business or location(s), including hotel-specific local ordinances. CalChamber members can also reference HRCalifornia’s Local Ordinances section, which includes summaries of many local ordinances in Northern California and Southern California — including the following local minimum wage ordinances: AlamedaBerkeleyEmeryvilleFremontLos Angeles CityLos Angeles CountyMalibuMilpitasPasadenaSan FranciscoSanta Monica and West Hollywood. Not a member? Learn how to power your business with a CalChamber membership.

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