Local Ordinance Changes in Minimum Wage and More Coming July 1

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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:

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.

Salary History Ordinance

In addition to its minimum wage rate increase, San Francisco will have a new Consideration of Salary History Ordinance that will take effect 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.

CalChamber Help

Many of these local ordinances contain notice requirements. California Chamber of Commerce 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.

Those who have already purchased CalChamber’s 2018 Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Poster or 2018 Malibu Minimum Wage Poster are in compliance for July 1.

Save 20% if you buy your updated posters by June 30, 2018. CalChamber Preferred/Executive members receive the 20% offer in addition to their 20% member discount. Use priority code PLY3 online at calchamber.com/july1 or by calling (800) 331-8877

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Bianca Saad
About Bianca Saad
Bianca N. Saad joined the CalChamber in April 2018 as an employment law subject matter expert. She oversees CalChamber coverage of the ever-expanding area of labor-related local ordinances and serves as a co-presenter for CalChamber compliance seminars and webinars. Saad brings to the CalChamber legal affairs team the perspective of an employee representative, coming from nearly eight years in private practice as an employment law and litigation attorney. She graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a B.B.A. in business management. She earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law.