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Multi-state employers: Be prepared for July 1 minimum wage increases

Multi-state employers: Be prepared for July 1 minimum wage increases

admin June 29, 2019

Originally published by http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/EmployerLawReport/~3/1VbKBwKFqTU/

By Jourdan Day

On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in several locations throughout the country. While the federal minimum wage has remained $7.25 per hour since July 2009, many states, cities and counties have adopted their own minimum wage laws which provide for a higher rate. In areas where minimum wage laws overlap, employees are entitled to receive the highest applicable rate.

The following minimum wage increases will become effective July 1, 2019:

 

California

  • Alameda, California: $13.50 per hour
  • Berkeley, California: $15.59 per hour
  • Emeryville, California: $16.30 per hour for all businesses (the rate is no longer differentiated by employer size)
  • Fremont, California: $13.50 (for businesses with 26 or more employees); $11.00 (for businesses with fewer than 26 employees)
  • Los Angeles, California (city and county): $14.25 (for businesses with 26 or more employees); $13.25 (for businesses with fewer than 26 employees)
  • Malibu, California: $14.25 (for businesses with 26 or more employees); $13.25 (for businesses with fewer than 26 employees)
  • Milpitas, California: $15.00 per hour
  • Pasadena, California: $14.25 (for businesses with 26 or more employees); $13.25 (for businesses with fewer than 26 employees)
  • San Francisco, California (city and county):$15.59 per hour
  • San Leandro, California: $14.00 per hour
  • Santa Monica, California: $14.25 (for businesses with 26 or more employees); $13.25 (for businesses with fewer than 26 employees)

The District of Columbia

  • $14.00 per hour

Illinois

  • Chicago, Illinois: $13.00 per hour
  • Cook County, Illinois: $12.00 per hour

Maine

  • Portland, Maine: $11.11 per hour

Maryland

  • Montgomery County, Maryland: $13.00 (for businesses with 51 or more employees); $12.50 (for businesses with fewer than 51 employees)

Minnesota

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: $12.25 (for businesses with 101 or more employees); $11.00 (for businesses with fewer than 101 employees)

New Jersey

  • $10.00 per hour

Oregon

  • Portland Urban Growth Boundary, Oregon (applies to employers located within the urban growth boundary of Portland’s metropolitan service district, including those in Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties): $12.50 per hour.
  • Nonurban Counties, Oregon (Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and Wheeler Counties): $11.00 per hour
  • Standard Rate, Oregon: $11.25 per hour

Additional minimum wage increases are set to become effective later in 2019 and in January 2020. Porter Wright will continue to provide updates on future increases.

Special thanks to Abigail Thederahn for her research and assistance in preparing this update.