California minimum wage rates

Keeping track of the minimum wage in California is no small task. There are now 32 localities with higher minimum wage rates than the state.

Half Moon Bay and Hayward have joined the list with minimum wage rates that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Novato passed a minimum wage ordinance in 2019 that

California now has 39 separate minimum wages. First, you have two state minimum wages ($12 for employers with 26 or more employees; $11 for 25 or fewer). Then 27 cities have minimum wage ordinances, many of which have multiple minimum wages for different categories of employers. How can anyone keep up with this all?

Easy!