California’s minimum wage to increase to $11 and $10.50 per hour
December 4, 2017
• Part of the march toward a $15 minimum
• Employers also reminded of posting requirements
Under legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour over time, California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $11 per hour for employers with 26 employees or more and to $10.50 for employers with 25 or fewer employees.
State law requires that most California workers be paid the minimum wage. Some cities and counties have a local minimum wage that is higher than the state rate.
The state Department of Industrial Relations reminds employers that they must post information on wages, hours and working conditions at a worksite area accessible to employees. Notices for the wage orders in English and Spanish can be downloaded and printed from the workplace postings page on the DIR website.