Los Angeles  Minimum Wage Laws Los Angeles , California Local Minimum Wage for 2018, 2019

While California's state minimum wage is $12.00 per hour, Los Angeles has set its own, higher minimum wage rates that apply to employees of different classes of company who work Los Angeles .

Employers with 25 or fewer Employees or Non-Profit Corporations with 26 or more Employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:

Current Minimum Wage
$12.00 / hour
Effective 7/1/2018
Future Minimum Wage
$13.25 / hour
Effective 7/1/2019
Comparison to State Wage

Employers with 26 or more Employees:

Current Minimum Wage
$13.25 / hour
Effective 7/1/2018
Future Minimum Wage
$14.25 / hour
Effective 7/1/2019
Comparison to State Wage
+$1.25 / hour

Because Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles . You can find more information about California's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles has a scheduled increase to the minimum wage from $13.25 to $14.25 per hour, which will take effect on July 1st, 2019. The increase will raise Los Angeles 's minimum wage by $1.00 per hour.

Los Angeles  Minimum Wage Rates 2019 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in California

In addition to Los Angeles , 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
Belmont All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Berkeley All employees $13.25 +$1.25
Cupertino All employees $15.00 +$3.00
El Cerrito All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Emeryville 55 or less employees $14.00 +$2.00
  56 or more employees $15.20 +$3.20
Los Altos All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Los Angeles -unincorporated county Employers with 25 or fewer Employees $12.00 Same
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $13.25 +$1.25
Malibu All employees $12.00 Same
Milpitas All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Mountain View All employees $15.65 +$3.65
Oakland All employees $13.80 +$1.80
Palo Alto All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Redwood City 25 or less employees $13.50 +$1.50
  26 or more employees $13.50 +$1.50
Richmond With benefits $13.50 +$1.50
  Without benefits $15.00 +$3.00
San Diego All employees $12.00 Same
San Francisco All employees $14.00 +$2.00
San Jose All employees $15.00 +$3.00
San Leandro All employees $12.00 Same
San Mateo All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Santa Clara All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Santa Monica 25 or less employees $12.00 Same
  26 or more employees $13.25 +$1.25
Sunnyvale All employees $15.65 +$3.65

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