On July 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate will increase in a number of cities/counties across California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco:


Berkely  $16.32
Emeryville  $17.13
Fremont  $15.25 (Large Employers), $15.00 (Small Employers)
Los Angeles   
Los Angeles County  $15.00 (Small Employers)
Los Angeles  $15.00 (Small Employers)
Pasadena  $15.00 (Small Employers)
Santa Monica  $15.00 (Small Employers)
San Francisco   
San Francisco  $16.32
Santa Clara  
Milpitas  $15.65


Any locations not listed above will remain at the CA STATE Minimum Wage, which is currently at $14.00 for all employers with 26 or more employees and $13.00 for small employers (25 or fewer employees). This rate will increase on January 1, 2022.

Questions? You may find further information on this topic in the Guardian HR Forms Library under “Compensation and Payroll > California” located in the Client Portal for continuously updated materials on this and other topics. Access to our Client Portal is only available to active client users.

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