On July 1, 2019, employers in the City of Los Angeles must pay their employees an increased minimum wage, in accordance with the city’s Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Details of the Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Requirements

Under the ordinance, City of Los Angeles employers are subject to annual minimum wage adjustments every July 1, with different rates based on employer size and certain other factors.

Beginning July 1, 2019, the following minimum wage rates will apply:

  • A rate of $14.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees
  • A deferred rate of $13.25 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, or nonprofit corporations with 26 or more employees

Minimum Wage Notice

The Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards (OWS) has already released the Minimum Wage notice that reflects the increases for July 1. However, City of Los Angeles employers must continue to pay their employees a minimum wage rate of either $13.25 or $12.00 through June 30, 2019. In addition, the current Minimum Wage notice must be posted through the end of June.

Since the new notice was released several months prior to July 1, we are going to wait to issue our updated City of Los Angeles poster. But have no fear, our customers will receive the poster with the new July 1, 2019 minimum wage rates in plenty of time prior to the effective date.