On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to raise the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County over the next five years. The minimum wage is set to reach $15 per hour by 2020 for business with more than 26 employees. For businesses with fewer than 26 employees, the wage increases will be delayed one year.
The minimum wage is set to incrementally increase over the next five years: increasing to $10.50 on July 1, 2016; $12 on July 1, 2017; $13.25 on July 1, 2018; $14.25 on July 1, 2019; and $15.00 on July 1, 2020. The increase for unincorporated areas mirrors the increase recently approved by the Los Angeles City Council in May and signed into law by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on June 13.
With the federal minimum wage set at $7.25 an hour, California’s statewide hourly minimum set at $9.00 (and increasing to $10.00 on January 1, 2016), and the patchwork of local ordinances governing minimum wages developing across the state, California employers must be diligent in complying with the myriad of minimum wage laws.
Read more about the minimum wage increase in Los Angeles County here.
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