Southern California Minimum Wage Rate Increases Effective July 1, 2022

At Romero Law, our experienced Pasadena employment law attorneys know that beyond the annual statewide minimum wage increases in California, local municipalities also have the latitude to raise their wage and hour laws at an increased amount and rate, separate from the state’s requirements.

Effective July 1, 2022, some local cities and counties in Southern California implemented new minimum wage rates, and a few key employment requirements both employers and employees must be aware of to ensure compliance.

New Local Minimum Wage Rates as of July 1, 2022

Several Southern California cities, and Los Angeles County, increased their minimum wage requirements effective July 1, 2022.

They include new rates for:

Los Angeles City: $16.04/hour

Los Angeles County: $15.96/hour

Santa Monica: $15.96/hour

Malibu: $15.96/hour

Pasadena: $16.11/hour

West Hollywood: $16.00 for employers with fewer than 50 employees

$16.50 for employers with 50 + employees

$18.35 for hotel employees

The City of West Hollywood is also increasing the amount of paid leave required for all employees, effective July 1, 2022, including:

  • Full-time employees for all businesses are to be provided at least 96 compensated hours and 80 uncompensated hours per year for sick leave, vacation, or personal necessity.
  • Part-time employees are to be provided compensated and uncompensated hours in increments proportional to that accrued by someone who works 40 hours in a week.

Contact Our Skilled Wage and Hour Employment Attorneys in Pasadena, California Today

If your employer is not following the new minimum wage rate in your city, or is violating any California wage and hour laws, we can help you hold them accountable for your full compensation needs. Contact our experienced Wage & Hour Law Attorneys in Pasadena to discuss your unique workplace circumstances today.

Our Pasadena employment law firm and bilingual staff offer services in both English and Spanish and are available now to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 626-396-9900 or contacting us online

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