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Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances by City/County

June 17, 2019 4908

Expanding paid sick leave

In response to COVID-19, local governments across California have enacted various measures to expand paid sick leave to workers in their jurisdictions. Employers are obligated to be in compliance with local ordinances that govern minimum wage and sick leave in their cities and counties.

California Minimum Wage and Minimum Salary Thresholds through 2023

 

Date  

Minimum Wage Employers With 26 or More Employees Minimum Wage Employers With 25 or Fewer Employees  **Exemption Threshold Employers With 26 or More Employees  **Exemption Threshold Employers With 25 or Fewer Employees 
1/1/2021 $14/hour $13/hour $4,853.33/month $58,240/annual $1,120/week $4,506.67/month $54,080/annual $1,040/week
1/1/2022 $15/hour $14/hour $5,200/month $62,400/annual $1,200/week $4,853.33/month $58,240/annual $1,120/week
1/1/2023 $15/hour $15/hour $5,200/month $62,400/annual $1,200/week $5,200/month $62,400/annual $1,200/week

*Once the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour for all businesses, wages could then be increased each year up to 3.5 percent (rounded to the nearest 10 cents) for inflation as measured by the national Consumer Price Index. **As indicated above, the minimum monthly salary requirement for exempt employee must earn no less than two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment, and the salary must be a pre-determined sum.

The following California cities have passed local ordinances relating to minimum wage, sick leave and other applicable laws. 

City/County Minimum Wage Required Notice & Records City References Other Generally Applicable Local Ordinances 
Berkeley        $16.32/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes

Berkeley Minimum Wage 

Berkeley Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Berkeley Family Friendly and Enviornment Friendly Workplace Ordinance (Employers 10+)
Emeryville $17.13/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes City of Emeryville  
Los Angeles (City) $15/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes City of Los Angeles Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (Employers 10+)
Oakland $15.06/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes City of Oakland  
San Diego (City) $15/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes City of San Diego   
San Francisco $16.32/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes San Francisco Minimum Wage

San Francisco Pad Sick Leave

SF Consideration of Salary History Ordinaince

SF Discimination Prohibition Ordinance (Employers 6+) Notice req.

SF Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance Notice req.

SF Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (Employers 20+) Notice req.

SF Health Care Security Ordinance 

SF Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance

SF Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (Employers 20+)

Santa Monica $15/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes City of Santa Monica Minimum Wage  

NEW! West Hollywood

For employers with 50 or more employees: $15.50/hour effective January 1, 2022 (with further increases scheduled for July 1, 2022 at $16.50, January 1, 2023 at $17.50, and an estimated increase on July 1, 2023 to $18.77)

For employers with 49 or fewer employees: $15/hour effective January 1, 2022 (with further increases scheduled for July 1, 2022 at $16.00, January 1, 2023 at $17.00, and an estimated increase on July 1, 2023 to $18.77)

Yes    

The following list contains city-specific minimum wage requirements. Employers in these cities must comply with California Paid Sick Leave. 

City/County Minimum Wage Required Notice & Records City References
 Alameda $15/hr (Next increase July 1,2022) Yes City of Alameda
Belmont $15.90/hr (Next increase: January 1, 2022) Yes City of Belmont
Burlingame $15.60/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Burlingame Minimum Wage
Cupertino $16.40/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Cupertino Minimum Wage
Daly City $15.50/hour effective: January 1, 2022* Yes Daly City Minumum Wage
El Cerrito $16.37/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes El Cerrito Minimum Wage
Fremont

For employers with 26 or more employees: $15.25/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*)
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: $15/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*)

Yes Fremont Minimum Wage
Half Moon Bay $15.56/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Half Moon Bay Minimum Wage
Hayward

For employers with 26 or more employees: $15.56/hour effective January 1, 2022*
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: $14.52/hour effective January 1, 2022*

Yes Hayward Minimum Wage
Los Altos $16.405/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Los Altos Minimum Wage Ordinance
Los Angeles (Unincorporated Areas) $15/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes Los Angeles County Minimum Wage
 
Malibu $15/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Posting is recommended Malibu Minimum Wage
Menlo Park $15.25/hour (Next increase: January 1, 2022*) Yes Menlo Park Minimum Wage
Milpitas $15.65/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes Milpitas Minimum Wage
Mountain View $17.10/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Mountain View Minimum Wage
Novato

For employers with 100 or more employees: $15.77/hour effective January 1, 2022*
For employers with 26-99 employees: $15.53/ hour effective January 1, 2022*
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: $15/hour effective January 1, 2022)

Yes Novato Minimum Wage
Palo Alto $16.45/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Palo Alto Minimum Wage
Pasadena $15/hour (Next increase: July 1, 2022*) Yes Pasadena Minimum Wage 
Petaluma $15.85/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Petaluma Minimum Wage
Redwood City $16.20/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Redwood City Minimum Wage
Richmond $15.54/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Richmond Minimum Wage
San Carlos $15.77/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes San Carlos Minimum Wage
San Jose $16.20/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes San Jose Minimum Wage 
San Leandro $15/hour Yes San Leandro Minimum Wage
San Mateo (City) $16.20/hour effective: January 1, 2022* Yes San Mateo Minimum Wage
Santa Clara (City) $16.40/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Santa Clara Minimum Wage
Santa Rosa $15.85/hour effective January 1, 2022*  Yes

Santa Rosa Minimum Wage

Sonoma (City)

For employers with 26 or more employees: $16/hour effective January 1, 2022
For employers with 25 or fewer employees: $15/hour effective January 1, 2022

Yes Sonoma Minimum Wage
South San Francisco $15.80/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes South San Francisco Minimum Wage
Sunnyvale $17.10/hour effective January 1, 2022* Yes Sunnyvale Minimum Wage

*Annual increases tied to Consumer Price Index or other index, and announced by cities in advance of effective date of increases

*California Paid Sick Leave Requirements

24 hours/3 days annual use
48 hours/ 6 days total accrual cap
Califrnia Required Notice and Records

For further details: 
State Department of Industrial Relations FAQ