March 2023: The City and County of Los Angeles Announce Minimum Wage Rate Increase for July 2023

08 Mar


Update Applicable to:
All employers in the city or county of Los Angeles, California.

What happened?
The city and county of Los Angeles recently announced that they would be increasing their minimum wage by July 1, 2023.

What are the details?

City of Los Angeles
On February 1, 2023, the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards announced the coming increase for July 1, 2023

Based upon the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPA-W) for the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the minimum wage for the City of Los Angeles will increase by $0.74 for a new minimum wage rate of $16.78 per hour.

The City of Los Angeles’ minimum wage ordinance applies to employees who in any particular week perform at least two hours of work within the geographic boundaries of Los Angeles for their employer and are entitled to payment of minimum wage under California law.

The Office of Wage Standards has also published the required posting on their website: https://wagesla.lacity.org/

County of Los Angeles
County of Los Angeles maintains its minimum wage, and the county recently announced that as of July 1, 2023, its minimum wage would increase to $16.90/hour. The County’s website with more information and updated workplace posters is available here.

For more information, please see the links below:

Los Angeles City Website

Los Angeles County Website

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What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links above and start planning for the new increased wage come July 1, 2023, to comply with the law.

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