Cupertino Minimum Wage Laws Cupertino, California Local Minimum Wage for 2019, 2020

While California's state minimum wage is $13.00 per hour, Cupertino has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Cupertino. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Cupertino, but until the effective date of TBD the state minimum wage rate of $13.00 will apply.

Current Minimum Wage
$15.35 / hour
Effective 1/1/2020
Future Increase
Comparison to State Wage
+$2.35 / hour

Because Cupertino has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by California or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that California and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Cupertino. You can find more information about California's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Cupertino Minimum Wage Rates 2020 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in California

In addition to Cupertino, there are other localities in California that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other California localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
San Francisco $15.59 +$2.59
Alameda All employees $13.50 +$0.50
Belmont All employees $15.00 +$2.00
Berkeley All employees $15.59 +$2.59
Daily City All employees $13.75 +$0.75
El Cerrito All employees $15.37 +$2.37
Emeryville All employees $16.30 +$3.30
Freemont 1-25 employees $11.00 -$2.00
  26 or more employees $13.50 +$0.50
Long Beach Hotel Workers $14.97 +$1.97
Los Altos All employees $15.40 +$2.40
Los Angeles Employers with 25 or fewer Employees or Non-Profit Corporations with 26 or more Employees with approval to pay a deferred rate $13.25 +$0.25
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $14.25 +$1.25
  Hotel Workers $16.63 +$3.63
Los Angeles -unincorporated county Employers with 25 or fewer Employees $13.25 +$0.25
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $14.25 +$1.25
Malibu 25 or fewer employees $13.25 +$0.25
  26 or more employees $14.25 +$1.25
Menlo Park All employees $15.00 +$2.00
Milpitas All employees $15.00 +$2.00
Mountain View All employees $16.05 +$3.05
Oakland All employees $14.14 +$1.14
  Hotel Workers with benefits $15.00 +$2.00
  Hotel Workers without benefits $20.00 +$7.00
Palo Alto All employees $15.40 +$2.40
Pasadena 25 or fewer employees $13.25 +$0.25
  26 or more employees $14.25 +$1.25
Redwood City All employees $15.38 +$2.38
Richmond With benefits $13.50 +$0.50
  Without benefits $15.00 +$2.00
San Diego All employees $13.00 Same
San Francisco $15.59 +$2.59
San Jose All employees $15.00 +$2.00
San Leandro All employees $14.00 +$1.00
San Mateo All employees $13.50 +$0.50
Santa Clara All employees $15.00 +$2.00
Santa Monica 25 or less employees $13.25 +$0.25
  26 or more employees $14.25 +$1.25
south San Francisco $15.00 +$2.00
Sunnyvale All employees $16.05 +$3.05

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