California Minimum Wage Increase – Effective January 1, 2018
In 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 3, a bill that increases the minimum wage in California to $15.00 per hour by 2022. The governor’s action makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour statewide.
Effective January 1, 2018:
- Employers with 26 or more employees – minimum wage increases to $11.00 per hour.
- Employers with 25 or fewer employees – minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour.
- The state’s minimum salary for exempt employees is also tied to the state minimum wage. For employers with 26 or more employees, the salary for exempt employees will increase to $45,760 and for employers with 25 or fewer employees, the salary for exempt employees will increase to $43,680.
Employers need to prepare for the minimum wage increase and examine other pay practices that might be affected by the increase.
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