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

January 2022 City Ordinance Updates

Effective January 1, 2022, there are various city ordinances that will take effect with new rates for their city’s minimum wage. These apply to businesses with employees located in that city, and are higher rates than the federal and state’s minimum wages. For brevity’s sake, we will only be listing the rate for non-tipped employees.

Local Minimum Wage Hourly Rates

City & StateNew 2022 Hourly RateOld 2021 Hourly Rate
Albuquerque, NMTBD$10.50
Belmont, CATBD$15.90
Broward County, FLTBD$13.61 with health benefits
$17.05 no health benefits
Cupertino, CA$16.40$15.65
Daly City, CA$15.53$15.00
Denver, COTBD$14.77
El Cerrito, CA$16.37$15.61
Flagstaff, AZ$15.50$15.00
Hayward, CA$14.52 (1-25 employees)
$15.56 (26+ employees)
$14.00 (1-25 employees)
$15.00 (26+ employees)
Las Cruces, NM$11.50$10.50
Los Altos, CA$16.40$15.65
Menlo Park, CATBD$15.25
Mountain View, CA$17.10$16.30
Novato, CA$15.00 (1-25 employees)
$15.53 (26-99 employees)
$15.77 (100+ employees)
$14.00 (1-25 employees)
$15.00 (26-99 employees)
$15.24 (100+ employees)
Oakland, CA$15.06$14.36
Palo Alto, CA$16.45$15.65
Petaluma, CA$15.85$15.20
Portland, ME$13.00$12.15
Redwood City, CA$16.20$15.62
Richmond, CA$15.54$15.21
San Carlos, CA$15.77$15.24
San Diego, CA$15.00$14.00
San Mateo, CA$16.20$15.62
Santa Clara, CA$16.40$15.65
Santa Rosa, CA$15.85$15.20
Seattle, WA$15.75 (with health benefits)
$17.27 (no health benefits)
$15.00 (with health benefits)
$16.69 (no health benefits)
Sonoma, CA$15.00 (1-25 employees)
$16.00 (26+ employees)
$14.00 (1-25 employees)
$15.00 (26+ employees)
South San Francisco, CA$15.55$15.25
Sunnyvale, CA$17.10$16.30
Tipped employees may have a separate rate not listed above.

This list is not meant to be comprehensive or exhaustive and is only a guide. Please check your own local ordinances in case your city is not listed here.

You can purchase the city posters we offer via this link: https://www.allinoneposters.com/Labor-Law-Poster/Additional-Required-Notices/City-Notices

Last updated: November 12, 2021

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.

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Minimum Wage Increases for July 1, 2021

While January is the most common time for minimum wage increases in local and state ordinances to be released, many wage rates are scheduled to increase on July 1st as well. Below listed are the current state and local ordinances that will take effect starting July 1, 2021.

JurisdictionMinimum Wage Rate (PER HOUR)
District of Columbia$15.20
Nevada$9.75 (no health benefits); $8.75 (with health benefits)
Oregon$12, $12.75, or $14 depending on employer’s location
Berkeley, CA$16.32
Chicago, IL$14 (4-20 employees), $15 (21 or more employees)
Emeryville, CA$17.13
Fremont, CA$15 (<25 employees); $15.25 (>26 employees)
Los Angeles, CA$15
Malibu, CA$15
Milpitas, CA$15.65
Minneapolis, MN$12.50 (<100 employees); $14.25 (>100 employees)
Montgomery County, MD$13.50 (<10 employees), $14 (11-50 employees), $15 (>51 employees)
Pasadena, CA$15
Saint Paul, MN$10 (1-5 employees), $11 (6-100 employees) $12.50 (>101 employees)
San Francisco, CA$16.32
Santa Monica, CA$15
*Not a comprehensive list; check your local laws to confirm.

If you are an employer located in one of these cities or states, you are required to post updated notices with the new minimum wage rates according to State and Federal law. There may also be additional notice requirements based on your industry.

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

Oregon Update June 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, Oregon’s state minimum wage has increased to the following rates:

  • Non-urban Counties: $12.00/hr
  • Standard Rate: $12.75/hr
  • Portland Metro: $14.00

The rate depends on where you work, based on the employer’s exact address. The rate is effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and will increase again on July 1, 2022.
There are also a few other changes of note, listed here:

  • Equal Pay Law: Added additional category prohibiting the employer to pay an employee less than someone else because of their pay history.
  • Sick Time: You can use sick time for many reasons including if you (or a family member) are sick, injured, experiencing mental illness, or need to visit the doctor. Also covered: bereavement, parental leave, and leave to care for a child whose school or place of care is closed for a public health emergency.
  • Family Leave; Sexual Harassment; Breaks and Overtime notices: the “Oregon Laws Protect You At Work” logo graphic was updated for 2021-2022.

Moving forward, all our Oregon posters will be printed with this MANDATORY update.

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

Nevada Update May 2021

Nevada’s state postings for Minimum Wage and Daily Overtime were updated in May 2021.

The minimum wage rate for Nevada, effective July 1, 2021 is as follows:

  • Employers paying qualifying health benefits: $8.75/hr
  • Overtime rate: $13.125/hr
  • Employers not paying qualifying health benefits: $9.75/hr
  • Overtime rate: $14.625

Moving forward, all our Nevada posters will be printed with this update.

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Maine Update 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, Maine’s postings for minimum wage and regulation of employment were updated.

The 2021 Maine minimum wage was increased to $12.15/hr. Previously, last year’s wage rate was $12.00 from January 2020 to December 31, 2020. The revision was released in January 2021 and all of our posters printed since the beginning of the year have this update reflected on the notice.

In addition, the notice titled Regulation of Employment was updated with a new law for Earned Paid Leave, effective January 1, 2021, detailed as follows:

An employer that employs more than 10 employees in the usual and regular course of business for more than 120 days in any calendar year shall permit each employee to earn paid leave based on the employee’s base pay. An employee is entitled to earn one hour of paid leave from a single employer for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours in one year of employment. Accrual of leave begins at the start of employment, but the employer is not required to permit use of the leave before the employee has been employed by that employer for 120 days during a one-year period.

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

New York Update 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, the New York State postings for minimum wage and child labor have been updated.

Previously, New York’s state minimum wage was last updated in July 2020. Starting December 31, 2020, employers must pay the full minimum wage rate – tip credit does not apply anymore.

  • New York City employers: Minimum wage $14.00/hr (including tipped workers, for both large and small employers)
  • Long Island & Westchester County: Minimum wage $14.00/hr (including tipped workers)
  • Remainder of New York State: Minimum wage $12.00/hr (including tipped workers)

The New York State Child Labor Law has also been updated for 2021 (last update was in 2016). The New York State Department of Labor offices were updated to the following:

  • Buffalo District: 290 Main Street, Room 226
  • Binghamton Sub-district: Removed

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

The revision was released in January 2021 so all of our posters printed since January 2021 have this update reflected on the notice.

Washington Updates 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, the Washington state minimum wage has increased to $13.69 per hour.

Previously, last year’s wage rate was $13.50 per hour from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. The revision was released in January 2021 so all of our posters printed since January 2021 have this update reflected on the notice.

In addition to the minimum wage increase, the Paid Family and Medical Leave notice, which informs employees of their eligibility of — up to 12 weeks — paid leave for medical or family-related reasons or the choice to get a partial wage replacement up to 90% of the employee’s typical pay and is capped at $1,206 per week. Previously, the capped wage was only $1,000 per week.

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