California Local Minimum Wage Increases Starting July 1, 2024

July 1 on wooden calendarInstead of the beginning of the year, several California cities and counties implement their local minimum wage rate increases on July 1. California employers with employees working in these jurisdictions should be prepared for these new mid-year local minimum wage rates going into effect.

Effective July 1, 2024, these localities will increase their minimum wage as follows:

Alameda: $17.00 per hour;
Berkeley: $18.67 per hour;
Emeryville: $19.36 per hour;
Fremont: $17.30 per hour;
Los Angeles City: $17.28 per hour;
Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas): $17.27 per hour;
Malibu: $17.27 per hour;
Milpitas: $17.70 per hour;
Pasadena: $17.50 per hour;
San Francisco: $18.67 per hour; and
Santa Monica: $17.27 per hour.

Employers should confirm in which cities their employees work (including remote employees) to determine if any minimum wage ordinances apply. Note: Eligibility rules may vary based on different locations.

Review your employees’ hourly wage rates and make any necessary adjustments by July 1 to comply.

Many of these local ordinances contain notice requirements. CalChamber sells required posters that are compliant with various California city and county local ordinances, including these July 1 updates. Check to see if your city or county has any required posters or required updates for July 1, and order them today!

CalChamber members and nonmembers can use the Local Ordinances Wizard to determine which local ordinances and labor law posters apply to their business or location(s), including hotel-specific local ordinances.

CalChamber members can also reference HRCalifornia’s Local Ordinances section, which includes summaries of many local ordinances in Northern California and Southern California — including the following local minimum wage ordinances: Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Fremont, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Malibu, Milpitas, Pasadena, San Francisco, Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

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Staff Contact: Vanessa M. Greene

Vanessa Greene
Vanessa M. Greene joined the CalChamber legal affairs team in January 2024. She combines her extensive knowledge of employment law and human resources to offer comprehensive compliance guidance. Greene holds a dual B.A. in political science and European studies from the University of New Mexico and was selected for a Fred Harris Congressional Internship in 2008. She earned her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014. See full bio.