On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in the cities of Los Angeles & Santa Monica, and the County of Los Angeles.

The City and County of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinances both mandated annual wage increases until it reaches $15.00 per hour on July 1,2020. Small businesses (less than 25 employees) have an additional year to comply with the law. For specifics, please see Los Angeles Minimum Wage Official Notice.

LA Wage Schedule Chart

The City of Santa Monica’s minimum wage law went into effect July 1, 2016. The law mandated annual wage increases until it reaches $15.00 per hour on July 1, 2020, see chart below. Smaller businesses (less than 25 employees) and qualifying nonprofits have an additional year to comply with the law. Where the State of California and the City and County of Los Angeles minimum wage laws conflict, Santa Monica employers must comply with the provision that is most generous to employees.

If you’re doing business outside the Cities of Los Angeles or Santa Monica, or the County of Los Angeles, we highly recommend that you check with your local municipality on the minimum wage rates to ensure your POS is programmed correctly with the current minimum wage.

In April 2016, the State of California passed legislation raising the minimum wage for all industries that went into effect January 1, 2017. The law mandates annual wage increases until it reaches $15.00 per hour on January 1, 2022 or for smaller businesses (25 or fewer employees) on January 1, 2023, see chart below.

Schedule for CA Minimum Wage

We at KROST have helped restaurant owners and operators reach their financial and operational goals for over 80 years. Please feel free to contact Jean Hagan for help with strategies and practices to combat increasing labor costs, as well as financial systems and accounting to keep your business profitable.

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