July 1st Increases to California Local Wages

Effective July 1, 2016, some California employers will be subject to an increase in the local minimum wage.

Minimum Wage Increases for San Francisco and Bay Area Cities

As part of Proposition J, signed in 2014, the City of San Francisco will incrementally increase its minimum wage each year until it reaches $15.00 an hour in 2018. This year’s increase will take effect on July 1st and will put the minimum wage at $13.00 an hour.

Emeryville will increase the minimum wage for large employers (56 or more employees) to $14.82 an hour and small employers (55 or fewer employees) to $13.00 an hour. Sunnyvale will increase the minimum wage to $11.00 an hour.

Employers should complete all necessary wage adjustments to ensure employees are earning the required minimum wage and post the required minimum wage notices. The minimum wage notices for San FranciscoEmeryville and Sunnyvale are available on the city’s public websites. 

Other localities that have minimum wage ordinances requiring a July 1st rate increase are:

• El Cerrito

• Los Angeles City and County

• Pasadena

• San Diego

• Santa Monica