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Minimum Wage in Los Angeles Rises on July 1


The minimum wage in Los Angeles will rise to $16.04 per hour on July 1 for covered employees. Covered employees are those who are classified as non-exempt employees and work at least two hours a week. This includes all qualified full-time, part-time, temporary, or seasonal employees.

The current minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles is $15 per hour, which means covered employees should see a $1.04 per hour raise in their pay beginning next month. Some employees, however, should be earning a higher minimum wage, such as hotel workers at establishments with more than 150 rooms. At these workplaces, a higher minimum wage of $18.17 per hour will take effect.

The City of Los Angeles’ new minimum wage for most covered employees is greater than the state of California’s, which is squarely set at $15 per hour for most employees. Los

The following cities and municipalities bordering the City of Los Angeles will also see a rise in their minimum wages:

  • Long Beach – $16.73 per hour for hotel workers; $16.55 for concessionaire workers
  • Los Angeles County – $15.96 per hour
  • Malibu – $15.96 per hour
  • Pasadena – $16.11 per hour
  • Santa Monica – $15.96 per hour
  • West Hollywood – $16.50 per hour for employers with 50+ employees; $16 per hour for employers with fewer than 50 employees; $18.35 per hour for hotel workers

Is Your Employer Underpaying Your Wages?

If your employer isn’t paying you the wage you are entitled to earn by law, you can take legal action to recover what you lost. K2 Employment Law can provide the legal assistance necessary to help employees take legal action to protect their rights.

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