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?


Tyreen Torner has again updated this Chart Summarizing CA State and Local Paid Sick Leave Rules. It summarizes the Paid Sick Leave laws for California, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Monica, and Emeryville.

Regular readers of this blog may be asking: “Wait. Didn’t she just do an update in June?” Yes,

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that one of our recurring themes involves the challenges that California law imposes on employers. We’ve summarized the various California legal requirements in this guide (pdf).

But San Francisco employers have it worse. In addition to the rigorous and constantly shifting state law requirements, they also have