SR Holguin, PC is a union-side labor and employment law firm with nearly four decades of experience representing private sector unions, public sector unions, and multi-employer trust funds. SR Holguin, PC is committed to providing full-service legal representation to each of our clients.

One way in which SR Holguin, PC ensures our clients and their members stay informed is by keeping you updated on recent developments relating to workers’ rights. Today’s updates come ahead of the January 1, 2022 California Minimum Wage Increase.

Workers Who Could be Impacted: Workers Throughout California

On January 1, 2022, California’s minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and $14 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

It is important to note that some cities and counties have a local minimum wage that is higher than the state rate. This includes 38 localities: Alameda, Belmont, Berkeley, Burlingame, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Los Altos, Los Angeles, Unincorporated Los Angeles County, Malibu, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Mountain View, Novato, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Petaluma, Redwood City, Richmond, San Carlos, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale.

As mentioned in a prior post, according to the California Department of Industrial Relations “California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide by 2022 for large businesses, and by 2023 for small businesses.” SB 3 (Leno, Chapter 4, Statutes of 2016) “increases the minimum wage over time consistent with economic expansion, while providing safety valves to pause wage increases if negative economic or budgetary conditions emerge.”

On January 1, 2023, California’s minimum wage is scheduled to remain $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees, and increase to $15 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

We hope these updates are helpful to you.


SR Holguin, PC

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