California minimum wage in 2021: US$14 (effective January 1, 2021)
California minimum wage in 2020: US$13
California minimum wage in 2000: US$5.75 ($8.86 after inflation adjustment)
California minimum wage in 1980: US$2.90 ($9.72 after inflation adjustment)
With an employee’s consent, an employer may furnish meals or lodging to an employee as compensation, and that may count that compensation toward satisfaction of California’s minimum wage law.?.
The California Labor Commission's Officer enforces all labor laws, including local minimum wage ordinances, an may issue citations and penalties for violations on behalf of local jurisdictions.
Many California cities have also enacted their own wage ordinances, including the City of Los Angeles, which increases the minimum wage according to the same schedule as Los Angeles County.
San Diego’s minimum wage has been surpassed by the State of California’s rate for large employers (26 employees), however it is higher than the State’s rate for small employers (1-25 employees).
The California Director of Finance is responsible for determining the change in minimum wage based on the calculations discussed above by August 1 of the year before the change will take place.
The State of California Department of Industrial Relations states that although there are some exceptions, almost all employees in California must be paid the minimum wage as required by state law.
California has established a higher minimum wage than the federal rate, so employers in California are required to pay the minimum wage that has been established by state law (unless an even.
If a work location is not within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego, but within the County of San Diego, the California State minimum wage and earned sick leave laws apply.
In addition to any California-specific minimum wage exemptions described above, the Federal Fair Labor Standards act defines special minimum wage rates applicable to certain types of workers.
Because California requires that you be paid the minimum wage for each hour worked, an employer cannot average your hourly wages to determine whether you are making the required minimum wage.
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