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Minimum Wage Increase In California Effective On January 1, 2023

Minimum Wage Increase
Minimum Wage Increase

Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in California has increased. Millions of California employees will return to work after the holidays with an increase in pay.

Minimum Wage Increase in California {Photo: Twitter @SoFi]

Minimum Wage Increase in California {Photo: Twitter @SoFi]

Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in California has increased from $14 per hour for small businesses and $15 per hour for large businesses in 2022 to $15.50 per hour for both businesses. This increase in the minimum wage is part of California’s laws that gradually increases the minimum wage of $10 per hour in 2017 to $15.50 per hour in 2023. 

According to Ramirez, the increase in the minimum wage is applicable to the entire state of California. However, some counties and cities have approved ordinances that permit a higher increase in the minimum wage. The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced that the minimum wage increase is an obligation of all employers in California. This law cannot be waived by any agreement.

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Places With Higher Minimum Wage In 2023

According to Ramirez, effective January 1, 2023, the number of places in California that require a higher minimum wage has also increased and are as follows: 

  • Belmont- $16.75
  • Burlingame- $16.47
  • Cupertino- $17.20
  • Daly City- $16.07
  • East Palo Alto- $16.50
  • El Cerrito- $17.35
  • Foster City- $16.50
  • Half Moon Bay- $16.45
  • Hayward- $16.34 for large businesses only and the same $15.50 for small businesses
  • Los Altos- $17.20
  • Menlo Park- $16.20
  • Mountain View- $18.15
  • Oakland- $15.97
  • Palo Alto- $17.25
  • Petaluma- $17.06
  • Redwood City- $17
  • Richmond- $16.17
  • San Carlos- $16.32
  • San Diego- $16.30
  • San Jose- $17
  • San Mateo- $16.75
  • Santa Clara- $17.20
  • Santa Rosa- $17.06
  • Sonoma- $17 for large businesses and $16 for small businesses
  • South San Francisco- $16.70
  • Sunnyvale- $17.95
  • West Hollywood- $17.50 for large businesses and $17 for small businesses

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