Los Angeles, CA

The minimum wage in Los Angeles will rise from today


Effective July 1, the minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles will increase to $16.04, $1 more than the current minimum rate of $15.00. Employees falling under the County of Los Angeles wage law also have a new minimum wage of $15.96 per hour. This law also would place restrictions on layoffs and benefits cuts that might otherwise be used to offset the burden imposed by the law.

The increase comes after a gap of 7 years as the last time the city mandated a significant increase to its hourly minimum wage rate was back in 2015 when it rose to $15. Covered employees are those who perform at least 2 hours of work in any week within the City of Los Angeles, including full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary employees. 

Rafael Carbajal, director of the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, said in a statement.

A healthy local economy means support for both labor and industry.This wage adjustment is in line with the spirit of the ordinance to ensure that wages keep pace with inflation and support a stable workforce. We will ensure that workers in unincorporated L.A. County are protected and aware of the updated minimum wage, and we will work with our sister departments to support employers that may need assistance with information, compliance, and access to resources.

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