Employers in the City of Pasadena are subject to a minimum wage increase effective July 1, 2019.

Pasadena’s Minimum Wage Ordinance calls for yearly July 1 increases based on employer size, until the wage rate reaches $15.00 per hour. The city’s minimum wage requirement applies to both adult and minor employees who work 2 or more hours per week in Pasadena.

Details of the 2019 Minimum Wage Update

Minimum Wage Rates for Large & Small Employers

On July 1, 2019:

  • Employers with 26 or more employees must pay a minimum wage rate of $14.25 per hour, in addition to any tips received.
  • Employers with 25 or fewer employees must pay a minimum wage rate of $13.25 per hour, in addition to any tips received.

Protections for Employees

Under Pasadena’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, employees who assert their rights to receive the city’s minimum wage are protected from retaliation by their employers.

Employees may file a civil lawsuit against any employer who violates the ordinance. Alternately, employees may file a complaint with the city’s Department of Planning and Community Development. The city is responsible for investigating possible violations and making sure that employees whose wages have been unlawfully withheld receive back wages.

Those who have questions about the Pasadena minimum wage or believe they are being paid incorrectly are encouraged to contact their employer, the City of Pasadena (email: jpollard@cityofpasadena.net / phone: 626-744-6831), or the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (email: julieta@ndlon.org / phone: 626-440-1031 or 626-676-8448).

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the new Pasadena poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!