IMPORTANT! Minimum Wage Changes Starting July 1st


As Indicated


July 1, 2021, as indicated


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On July 1, 2021, minimum wage will increase in states and localities across the country. Although not a comprehensive list, the following are key areas to review.


  • Berkeley: $16.32/hour.
  • Emeryville: $17.13/hour.
  • Fremont: $15.25/hour (26+ employees); $15/hour (1-25 employees).
  • Los Angeles City and County: $15/hour (regardless of size); $17/hour (LAX airport).
  • Long Beach (Hotel Industry): $15.69/hour.
  • Malibu: $15/hour (regardless of size).
  • Milpitas: $15.65/hour.
  • Pasadena: $15/hour (regardless of size).
  • San Francisco: $16.32/hour.
  • Santa Monica: $15/hour (regardless of size).

Connecticut: $13/hour, effective August 1, 2021.

District of Columbia: $15.20/hour.

Florida: $10/hour, effective September 30, 2021.


  • Chicago: $15.00/hour (21+ employees); $14/hour (4-20 employees).


  • Montgomery County: $15/hour (51+ employees); $14/hour (11-50 employees); $13.50/hour (1-10 employees).


  • Minneapolis: $14.25/hour (101+ employees); $12.50/hour (1-100 employees).
  • Paul: $12.50/hour (101-10,000 employees); $11/hour (6-100 employees); $10/hour (1-5 employees).

Nevada: $8.75/hour (employers offering qualified health benefits); $9.75/hour (all other employers).

New York: $15/hour (fast food workers outside New York City).

Oregon: $12.75/hour.

  • Portland Metro: $14/hour.
  • Nonurban Counties: $12/hour.

Virginia: $9.50/hour, effective May 1, 2021.

Employers should also review tipped employee minimum wage changes, and any impact to overtime and exempt employee pay.

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.

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