While the majority of California’s employment law changes are made at the start of the calendar year, they are constantly evolving throughout year, oftentimes without employers’ realization.
To keep employers up to date on all the changes that have been implemented thus far this year, CalChamber has released their 2023 Midyear Employment Law Update.
According to CalChamber, this year has been a busy one, with local ordinance updates, federal and state court decisions, regulatory developments from multiple departments, and important decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Among the Local Ordinance Updates are minimum wage increases for many California cities and counties. Effective July 1, 2023, the following localities will increase their minimum wage to:
• Alameda: $16.52/hour
• Berkeley: $18.07/hour
• Emeryville: $18.67/hour
• Fremont: $16.80/hour
• Los Angeles City: $16.78/hour
• Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas): $16.90/hour
• Malibu: $16.90/hour
• Milpitas: $17.20/hour
• Pasadena: $16.93/hour
• San Francisco: $18.07/hour
• Santa Monica: $16.90/hour
• West Hollywood: $19.08/hour
All California employers with employees in these jurisdictions should prepare to implement these new minimum wage rates. Employers should also check to see if their city/county has any required posters or updates for July 1st.
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