New Minimum Wages 2017

CALIFORNIA    On January 1, 2017, California’s minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will continue to pay the current minimum wage of $10 per hour.  There are a few minor exceptions.

If you have employees working in one of the following California cities (this may include temporary work assignments), the higher wage rate will be applicable.  Check frequently the Code with each City where your employees work; the rules are constantly changing.  Also, many Cities have minor exemptions.  The City of Campbell just passed its own minimum wage rate…details TBA soon.  Below is a reference chart of current minimum wage rates:

California – All Employers $10.00
  • Starting January 1, 2017, the minimum wage in California will vary depending on the size of the employer
California – Small Employers (25 or Fewer) $10.00
California – Large Employers (26 or More) $10.00
Berkeley $12.53
El Cerrito $11.60
Emeryville – Small Employers (55 or Fewer) $13.00
Emeryville – Large Employers (56 or More) $14.82
Los Angeles – Small Employers (25 or Fewer) N/A
Los Angeles – Large Employers (26 or More) $10.50
Los Angeles County – Small Employers (25 or Fewer) N/A
Los Angeles County – Large Employers (26 or More) $10.50
Mountain View $11.00
Oakland $12.55
Pasadena – Small Employers (25 or Fewer) N/A
Pasadena – Large Employers (26 or More) $10.50
Richmond $11.522
Sacramento – Small Employers (100 or Fewer) N/A
Sacramento – Large Employers (More Than 100) N/A
San Diego $10.50
San Francisco $13.00
San Jose $10.30
Sunnyvale $11.00