California 2023 Minimum Wage FAQ

Last Updated: November 28, 2022

What is California’s current minimum wage rate?
Below is the schedule for California Minimum Wage rate, 2022-2023.
Some cities and counties have higher minimum wages than the state’s rate.

DateMinimum Wage for Employers with 25 Employees or LessMinimum Wage for Employers with 26 Employees or More
January 1, 2022$14.00/hour$15.00/hour
January 1, 2023$15.50/hour$15.50/hour

Is California’s Minimum Wage changing for 2023?
On July 27, 2022, the Director of the Department of Finance certified that based on the annual inflation rate from 7/1/21-6/30/22, under Labor Code section 1182.12(c)(3)(A), the state hourly minimum wage must be increased, effective January 1, 2023, to $15.50 an hour (regardless of the number of workers employed by an employer). However, the scheduled increases may be temporarily suspended by the Governor, based on certain determinations. 

Why would the California Minimum Wage increase be delayed?
The conditions for pausing a scheduled increase are as follows:

  • The Governor can pause an increase if the seasonally adjusted statewide job growth for either the prior three or six months is negative and retail sales receipts for the prior 12 months is negative.
  • Alternatively, the Governor can pause an increase if it is projected to cause a deficit (defined as a negative operating reserve of more than one percent of annual revenues [currently about $1.2 billion]) in the current state budget or in the budget forecast for either of the next two fiscal years.*
  • On August 1 of each year the Governor will make a preliminary determination on whether the conditions are met for pausing the following year’s increase.  A final determination must be made by September 1. 

Do I have to post the new minimum wage right now?
At the time of writing, employers are currently not yet required to post the new California Minimum Wage rate (for 2023) that is listed at $15.50; the California State Government website has not yet released the official notice. This is because the 2022 rate is valid from January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022. The Minimum Wage Order (MW-2022) is still valid since the notice lists the minimum wage rates for 2022 and 2023.

Where do I find more information?
Information on the minimum wage can be found and accessed at the California State Government website: www.dir.ca.gov

Last Updated: November 28, 2022

New York Electronic Monitoring

Who does this law apply to?

Employers who engage in employee e-mail monitoring in the state of New York need to provide notice to their employees about such monitoring.

What is the law?

The new electronic monitoring law requires prior written notice upon hiring and once annually to all employees, informing them of the types of electronic monitoring which may occur, and also provides employers shall also post the notice of electronic monitoring.

When does it go into effect?

The law is effective May 7, 2022.

Where do I have to post it?

You must post the electronic monitoring notice in a conspicuous place, readily available for viewing by all employees.

Why do I need this notice?

Employer transparency is important so that employees are aware of monitoring and collection of data in the workplace, and is required in order to avoid civil penalties by following the law. Employers found in violation shall be subject to a maximum penalty of $1,000 for each offense.

How do I get the notice?

Employers can prepare the acknowledgement notice in their company documents for new employees, and post the notice. The notice can be worded at the company’s own discretion, as long as it states language similar to “This employer may engage in the following types of electronic monitoring of employees’ activities or communications with regards to: telephone, camera, computer, radio, wire, electronic, e-mail,” and etc. There is not yet an official notice distributed by New York state. (As of May 10, 2022 – this may change later on.)

Kentucky Update October 2021

The Kentucky OSHA law reporting procedure has been updated. Previously, the February 2020 version stated as such:

Employers must report to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance any incident that results in a fatality or the hospitalization of 3 or more employees within 8 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee. Incidents resulting in the loss of an eye, an amputation, or the in-patient hospitalization of 1 or 2 employees must be reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance within 72 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee.

Currently, the most recent update as of September 2021 now states:

Employers must report to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance the work-related death of an employee, including death resulting from a heart attack, within 8 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee. Work-related incidents resulting in the loss of an eye, an amputation, or the in-patient hospitalization of an employee, including hospitalization resulting from a heart attack, must be reported to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health Compliance within 72 hours from when the incident is reported to the employer, the employer’s agent, or another employee.

This is a mandatory update to the Kentucky labor laws and employers must have up-to-date postings to stay in compliance or else risk getting fined during audits. Moving forward, all our Kentucky posters will be printed with this update.

If you need to order the Kentucky poster with the latest updates and revisions, you can find them on our website allinoneposters.com

Florida Miami-Dade County Update October 2021

The Florida Miami-Dade County Minimum Wage has been updated. Dates effective: October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022

New Minimum WagePrevious Minimum Wage:
For County Contracts for Covered Services entered into BEFORE October 1, 2016: $14.25 per hour with qualifying health benefits of at least $2.04 per hour$14.10 per hour with qualifying health benefits of at least $2.04 per hour
$16.31 per hour (no qualifying health benefits)$16.14 per hour (no qualifying health benefits)
For Contractors of Covered Services entered into AFTER October 1, 2016:$14.03 per hour with qualifying health benefits of at least $3.57 per hour$13.88 per hour with qualifying health benefits of at least $3.57 per hour
$17.62 per hour (no qualifying health benefits)$17.45 per hour (no qualifying health benefits)

Employers located in Miami-Dade county must have up-to-date postings to stay in compliance or else risk getting fined during audits. City and County notices are NOT included on our state-wide posters or compliance plans, and must be purchased separately. The size of this poster is 11×17 inches.

Florida Update September 2021

The Florida Minimum Wage has been updated.

  • Dates effective: September 30, 2021 through September 29, 2022
  • New Minimum Wage: $10.00 per hour, or at least $6.98 per hour for tipped employees
  • Previous Minimum Wage: $8.65 per hour, $5.63 per hour for tipped employees.

This is a mandatory update to the Florida labor laws and employers must have up-to-date postings to stay in compliance or else risk getting fined during audits. Moving forward, all our Florida posters will be printed with this update.

If you need to order the Florida poster with the latest updates and revisions, you can find them on our website allinoneposters.com

Montana Update August 2021

The Montana Anti-Discrimination notice has been updated.

The notice states that Montana law prohibits discrimination & retaliation in employment, housing, education, etc., and that discrimination is unlawful if based on one of these protected classes: age, disability, race, marital status, etc., and effective August 2021, “vaccination status” is now included in the list of protected classes.

This is a mandatory update to the Montana labor laws and employers must have up-to-date postings to stay in compliance or else risk getting fined during audits. Moving forward, all our Montana posters will be printed with this update.

If you need to order the Montana poster with the latest updates and revisions, you can find them on our website allinoneposters.com

Georgia Update August 2021

The Georgia Workers’ Compensation notice has been updated. The title of the notice now conspicuously reads ‘Panel of Physicians” at the top, in large text.

This notice is labeled as WC-P1 from the state. This latest revision is dated July 2021, with the previous version dated July 2006.

If you need to order the Georgia poster with the latest updates and revisions, you can find them on our website allinoneposters.com

Massachusetts Update August 2021

Effective August 2021, the Massachusetts state labor law posters have been updated.

There are two notices that have been updated on the MA state posters.
First, the Massachusetts Minimum Wage notice updated the clause about tipped workers. The section now states the following:

  • The average hourly tips, plus the hourly service rate paid to the worker must add up to the minimum wage per each shift.
  • Employers, owners and employees with managerial or supervisory responsibilities on a given day must never take any of your tips.
  • Tips and service charges listed on a bill must be given only to wait staff, service bartenders, or other service employees.
  • Tip pooling is allowed only for wait staff, service bartenders, and other service employees.

Second, the Paid Family Medical Leave notice was updated to include a health insurance clause. The notice now states: “Employers must continue to provide for and contribute to employees’ employment-related health insurance benefits, if any, at the level and under the conditions coverage would have been provided if the employees had continued working for the duration of such leave.” This latest revision is dated July 2021, with the previous version dated November 2020.

If you need to order the Massachusetts poster with the latest updates and revisions, you can find them on our website allinoneposters.com

Kansas Update August 2021

The Kansas labor law postings for anti-discrimination have been updated, effective July 2021.

This is a MANDATORY update and all employers should make sure their posters are in compliance since the legal, statutory text has been revised. The exact change is on the Anti-discrimination poster for the state of Kansas. It states: “Kansas law provides equal opportunity in employment without regard to race, religious, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or age. Genetic testing and screening is also prohibited.”

The new addendum adds: “Sex includes LGBTQ+, all derivatives of sex, and pregnancy. Age is 40 or more years.”

In addition, the Dodge City Office contact information for the phone number and fax have been updated, and the Topeka main office added an email (khrc@ks.gov).

If you need to order the Kansas poster with the latest updates and revisions, you can find them on our website allinoneposters.com

Nevada Update Scheduled for October 2021

Effective October 1, 2021, the Nevada state postings will have two new notices added to the labor law posters.

The first new notice to be added for Nevada labor law postings is Assembly Bill 190, which covers paid or unpaid sick leave. It details how employers must allow employees to use accrued sick leave to assist members of their immediate family for medical related reasons.

The second new notice to be added for Nevada labor law postings is Assembly Bill 307, which covers that the Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) post job training or employment programs run by the Department.

This update is scheduled to be effective on October 1, 2021.

Since Nevada has had multiple mandatory updates in 2021 alone, we highly recommend Nevada employers who purchase labor law posters from us to purchase our compliance plan. We offer a compliance plan with coverage of up to 1, 2, of 3 years, and this comes with an initial poster and also new posters every time there is a mandatory update: https://www.allinoneposters.com/Subscription-Plans/Combination-State-Federal-Poster-Plans

We have posted previous updates for Nevada labor law posters and tagged it on our blog, which you can read the entries here: https://allinonelaborlawposters.wordpress.com/category/state/nevada/