Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

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Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of local minimum wage hikes are set to take effect on July 1, 2016.

San Francisco is just one of several local jurisdictions where the minimum wage will increase on July 1.

San Francisco is just one of several local jurisdictions where the minimum wage will increase on July 1.

Following is a list of the cities (and one county) that will be increasing the required minimum wage on July 1. Eligibility rules may vary from city to city:

• El Cerrito: $11.60/hour.

• Emeryville: $13/hour for businesses with 55 or fewer employees; $14.82/hour for businesses with 56 or more employees.

• Los Angeles (city): $10.50/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $15.37/hour for hotel workers. Increase delayed until 2017 for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

• Los Angeles County: $10.50/hour for employers with 26 or more employees. Increase delayed until 2017 for employers of 25 or fewer employees.

• Pasadena: $10.50/hour for employers with 26 or more employees. Increase delayed for employers of 25 or fewer employees.

• San Diego: $10.50/hour (effective July 11).

• San Francisco: $13/hour.

• Santa Monica: $10.50/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $13.25/hour for hotel workers. Increase delayed to 2017 for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

• Sunnyvale: $11/hour.

A number of other cities already have minimum wages that differ from the state minimum wage.

A chart listing local ordinances that contain minimum wage requirements, including effective dates and website links, is available to California Chamber of Commerce members on HRCalifornia.com. A number of the ordinances also include paid sick leave requirements.

Nonmembers can sign up for a free 15-day trial of HRCalifornia.

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