I’m having a hard time believing December is here, perhaps partly due to our unseasonably warm temperatures here in LA. The holidays will be quickly upon us and the turn of the new year brings increases in the minimum wage across the state.  On January 1, 2018, the California state minimum wage goes up to $11.00 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees and $10.50 per hour for smaller companies. Below is a list of the local minimum wages with January 1st increases:

 City  26+ Employees  25 or Fewer Employees
 Cupertino  $13.50  $13.50
 El Cerrito  $13.60  $13.60
 Los Altos  $13.50  $13.50
 Mountain View  $15.00  $15.00
 Oakland  $13.23 $13.23
 Palo Alto  $13.50 $13.50
 San Mateo $13.50 $13.50
Santa Clara $13.00 $13.00
Sunnyvale $15.00 $15.00

Stay tuned for additional updates for 2018 compliance!