Get Ready for July 1st Minimum Wage Increases


As Indicated


July 1, 2020, as indicated


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On July 1, 2020, minimum wage will increase in states and localities across the country. Although not a comprehensive list, the following are key areas to review.


  • Alameda: $15/hour.
  • Berkeley: $16.07/hour.
  • Emeryville: $16.84/hour;
  • Fremont: $15/hour (26+ employees); $13.50/hour (1-25 employees).
  • Los Angeles City and County: $15/hour (26+ employees); $14.25 (1-25 employees); $16.50/hour (LAX airport).
  • Long Beach (Hotel Industry): $15.47/hour.
  • Malibu: $15/hour (26+ employees); $14.25 (1-25 employees).
  • Milpitas: $15.40/hour.
  • Novato: $15/hour (100+ employees); $14/hour (26-99 employees); $13/hour (1-25 employees).
  • Pasadena: $15/hour (26+ employees); $14.25 (1-25 employees).
  • San Francisco: $16.07/hour.
  • San Leandro: $15/hour.
  • Santa Monica: $15/hour (26+ employees); $14.25 (1-25 employees).
  • Santa Rosa: $15/hour (26+ employees); $14/hour (1-25 employees).

Connecticut: $12/hour, effective September 1, 2020.

District of Columbia: $15/hour.

Illinois: $10/hour.

  • Chicago: $14.00/hour (21+ employees); $13.50/hour (4-20 employees).
  • Cook County: $13/hour.


  • Montgomery County: $14/hour (51+ employees); $13.25/hour (11-50 employees); $13/hour (1-10 employees).


  • Minneapolis: $13.25/hour (101+ employees); $11.75/hour (1-100 employees).
  • Paul: $11.50/hour (101-10,000 employees); $10/hour (6-100 employees); $9.25/hour (1-5 employees).

Nevada: $8/hour (employers offering qualified health benefits); $9/hour (all other employers).

Oregon: $12.00/hour.

  • Portland Metro: $13.25/hour.
  • Nonurban Counties: $11.50/hour.

Note that several states and localities are looking to postpone minimum wage increases because of the toll COVID-19 has had on businesses. The cities of Hayward and San Carlos, California have already voted to delay their scheduled increase. Continue to look for updates on minimum wage increases until the July 1st effective date.

Action Items

  1. Prepare to update minimum wage rates in payroll systems.
  2. Notify employees of wage increases, if required.
  3. Display updated minimum wage posters in the workplace and provide posters to remote workers.
  4. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

Disclaimer: This document is designed to provide general information and guidance concerning employment-related issues. It is presented with the understanding that ManagEase is not engaged in rendering any legal opinions. If a legal opinion is needed, please contact the services of your own legal adviser.

© 2020 ManagEase

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