Minimum Wage Increases for 2021. $14 For Employers With 26 or More Employees. Otherwise, $13

There are new state and local minimum wage laws in California for 2021. The statewide minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. The minimum will be $13 per hour for companies with 25 or fewer employees. Many local regions have higher minimum wage laws than the state laws. Some local laws don’t look at the size of the company to determine the amount of the minimum wage.

The 2021 change is a step on the path to California’s goal of $15 per hour as a minimum wage. The target year for the $15 minimum wage for all employers, no matter the size, is 2023.

Local minimum wage requirements for cities and counties (which take precedence over the state minimum are as follows )– Effective January 1, 2021.

  • $15/hour. Alameda. Pasadena. San Leandro.
  • $15/hour (26 or more employees) and $13.50 (1-25 employees). Fremont.
  • $15/hour (26 or more employees) and $14.25 (1-25 employees). Los Angeles. Malibu. Santa Monica.
  • $15.20/hour. Santa Rosa.
  • $15.24/hour (100 or more employees). $15.00/hour (26-99 employees). $14.00/hour (1-25 employees. Novato.
  • $15.24/hour. South San Francisco.
  • $15.40/hour. Milpitas.
  • $16.07/hour. Berkeley. San Francisco.
  • $16.84/hour. Emeryville

Local minimum wage requirements for cities and counties (which take precedence over the state minimum are as follows) – Effective January 1, 2021.

  • $15/hour. Alameda. Los Angeles. Malibu. Pasadena. San Leandro. Santa Monica.
  • $15/hour + CPI. (26 or more employees). $15/hour (1-25 employees). Fremont.
  • $15.20/hour. Santa Rosa.
  • $15.24/hour. South San Francisco.
  • $15.24/hour (100 or more employees). $15.00/hour (26-99 employees), and $14.00/hour (1-25 employees). Novato.
  • $15.40 hour + CPI. Milpitas.
  • $16.07/hour plus Consumer Price Index. Berkeley. San Francisco.
  • $16.84/hour plus CPI. Emeryville.

Some conditions may apply. Some employees may be exempt. The new laws may also apply to commissioned sales workers.

At the California Law Offices of Stephen A. Danz and Associates, our lawyers understand how every dollar makes a difference. We fight to ensure employees are paid all the wages and benefits they deserve. For answers to your employee rights questions, please call us at 877-789-9707 or use our online contact form to make an appointment. Se Habla Espanol.