2019 CA Minimum Wage

2019 California City-by-City Minimum Wage Increases

As usual, the State legislatures and various city councils had a busy year regulating the economy. Since 2009, the federal minimum wage has been $7.25. Our chart shows city-by-city the minimum wage that was for 2018 and the increase if any for 2019. Please note this chart only reflects CA local or city requirements and other States may vary.

City or County 2018 Minimum Wage 2019 Minimum Wage Effective Date
Alameda $12.00 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$11.00 – Employers with 25 or fewer employees

$13.50 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$13.50 with 25 or fewer employee

7/1/19
Belmont $12.50 $13.50 1/1/19
Berkeley $13.75 $15.00 10/1/18
Cupertino $13.50 $15.00 1/1/19
El Cerrito $13.60 $15.00 1/1/19
Emeryville $15.96 – Employers with 56 or more employees

$15.00 – Employers with 55

$16.00 est. (CPI) 7/1/19
Los Altos $13.50 $15.00 1/1/19
Los Angeles $13.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00 – employers with 25 or fewer employees

$14.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$13.25- Employers with 25 or fewer employees

7/1/19
Malibu $13.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00 – Employers with 25 or fewer

$14.25 – Employers with 26 or more

$13.25 – Employers with 25 or fewer

7/1/19
Milpitas $13.50 $15.00 7/1/19
Mountain View $15.00 $15.65 1/1/19
Oakland $13.23 $13.80 1/1/19
Palo Alto $13.50 $15.00 1/1/19
Pasadena $13.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00 – Employers with 25 or fewer employees

$13.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00 – Employers with 25 or fewer employees

New Minimum wage to be determined by February 2019
Redwood City Same as State $13.50 1/1/19
Richmond $13.50 $15.00 1/1/19
San Diego $11.50 $12.00 1/1/19
San Francisco $13.50 $15.00 7/1/18
San Jose $13.50 $15.00 1/1/19
San Leandro $13.00 $14.00 7/1/19
San Mateo $13.50 $15.00 1/1/19
Santa Clara $13.00 $15.00 1/1/19
Santa Monica $13.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$12.00 – Employers with 25 or fewer employees

$14.25 – Employers with 26 or more employees

$13.25 – Employers with 25 or fewer employees

7/1/19
Sunnyvale $15.00 $15.65 1/1/19

Tip Pooling: Employers in the 9th Circuit, which includes California, may not require or coerce employees who customarily receive tips to share those tips with those who do not, such as “back of house” employees like kitchen workers, managers, and janitors.

Legal Disclaimer: This document is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal information or advice. Transmission of documents or information through Big Fish Employer Services does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, you are encouraged to consult an attorney. Please also refer to the United States Department of Labor.

Last Updated: 1/1/19

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