On January 1, 2018, California’s minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $11.00 per hour. The minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $10.50 per hour. 

On January 1, 2018, the following municipal minimum wage increases will also take effect:

 Cupertino:   $13.50
El Cerrito:   $13.60
Los Altos:   $13.50
Milpitas:   $12.00
Mountain View: $15.00
Oakland:   $13.23
Palo Alto:   $13.50
Richmond:   $13.41
San Jose:   $13.50
San Mateo:   $13.50
Santa Clara:   $13.00
Sunnyvale:   $15.00

We recommend that you review the pay rates of your employees to ensure compliance with the new minimum wages.

Exempt Employee Minimum Salary Increase

Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum salary for exempt employees of employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $45,760 per year. For employers with 25 or fewer employees, it will increase to $43,680 per year.

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