California and Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increases

California Minimum Wage $11.00 per hour on January 1, 2018 for businesses with 26 or more employees, and $10.50 for businesses with 25 or less employees), increasing each year until reaching $15 per hour in 2022. ​

Berkeley Minimum Wage
All employers regardless of where they are located must pay Berkeley minimum wage to their employees who perform at least two hours of work within the City of Berkeley:
increase from 13.75 to $15.00 Effective October 1, 2018

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increases in 2018
Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors performing work on covered contracts increases to $10.35 per hour from the current rate of $10.25 per hour. The required minimum cash wage that must be paid to tipped employees working on or in connection with covered contracts will increase to $7.25 per hour from the current rate of $6.80 per hour to $7.25 per hour.

Seven municipalities in California have passed minimum wages that are higher than the state rate and went into effect or increased on July 1, 2017.

Emeryville
For employers with 56 or more employees: increase from $14.82 to $15.20 per hour
For employers with 55 or fewer employees: increase from $13.00 to $14.00 per hour

Los Angeles City and unincorporated areas of LA County
For employers with 26 or more employees: increase from $10.50 to $12.00 per hour
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: increase from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour

Malibu
For employers with 26 or more employees: increase from $10.50 to $12.00 per hour
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: increase from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour

Pasadena
For employers with 26 or more employees: increase from $10.50 to $12.00 per hour
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: increase from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour

San Francisco
Increase from $13.00 to $14.00 per hour

San Leandro
Increase from $10.00 to $12.00 per hour

Santa Monica
For employers with 26 or more employees: increase from $10.50 to $12.00 per hour
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: increase from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour

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