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Minimum Wage Increases Go into Effect July 1st For Select Cities and States

Do the upcoming minimum wage increases have your head spinning? On July 1, the minimum wage will increase in California, Illinois, Oregon, and other states. Not sure if your business will be affected? We’ve broken it down for you by state.

California

As of July 1, 2019, the following cities in California will be required to raise their minimum wage. For more detailed information, click the city links below.

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Berkeley, CA (2016) CA July 1 $15.59
Emeryville, CA (2015) CA Large businesses (more than 55 employees) July 1 $15.69 $16.00
Emeryville, CA (2015) CA Small business (55 or fewer employees) July 1 $15.00 $16.00
Los Angeles, CA (2015) CA Large businesses (26 or more employees) July 1 $13.25 $14.25
Los Angeles, CA (2015) CA Small businesses (25 or fewer employees) and all nonprofits July 1 $12.00 $13.25
Los Angeles County, CA (2015) CA Large businesses (more than 25 employees) July 1 $13.25 $14.25
Los Angeles County, CA (2015) CA small businesses (25 or fewer employees) July 1 $12.00 $13.25
Malibu, CA (2016) CA Large businesses (26 or more employees) July 1 $13.25 $14.25
Malibu, CA (2016) CA Small businesses (25 or fewer employees) July 1 $12.00 $13.25
Milpitas, CA (2017) CA July 1 $13.50 $15.00
Pasadena, CA (2016) CA Large businesses (26 or more employees) July 1 $13.25 $14.25
Pasadena, CA (2016) CA Small businesses (25 or fewer employees) July 1 $12.00 $13.25
Sacramento, CA (2016) CA Small businesses (39 or fewer employees) July 1 $11.00 $11.75
San Francisco, CA (2014) CA July 1 $15.00 $15.59
San Leandro, CA (2016) CA July 1 $13.00 $14.00
Santa Monica, CA (2016) CA Large businesses (26 or more employees) July 1 $13.25 $14.25
Santa Monica, CA (2016) CA Small businesses (25 or fewer employees) July 1 $12.00 $13.25

 

District of Columbia and Washington D.C.

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
District of Columbia DC begin 7/1/21 – check back every year July 1 $13.25 $14.00
Washington D.C. (2014; amended 2016) DC July 1 $13.25 $14.00

 

Illinois

Some municipalities have opted out of the Cook County minimum wage ordinance and the Cook County paid sick leave ordinance. Click here to view a list of the Cook County municipalities and their status as of 6/12/19.

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Chicago, IL (2014) IL Increases with CPI after 2019 July 1 $12.00 $13.00
Cook County, IL (2016) IL See Opt‐Out & Opt‐In Lists July 1 $11.00 $12.00

 

Maryland

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Montgomery County, MD (2013) MD Large ER (51 or more) July 1 $12.25 $12.50
Montgomery County, MD (2013) MD Smaller ER (50 or less) July 1 $13.00

 

Maine

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Portland, ME (2015) ME July 1 $10.90 $11.11

 

Minnesota

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Minneapolis, MN (2017) MN Large businesses (101 or more employees) July 1 $11.25 $12.25
Minneapolis, MN (2017) MN Small businesses (100 or fewer employees) July 1 $10.25 $11.00

 

New Jersey

The New Jersey minimum wage will continue to rise annually until the goal of $15.00 per hour is reached in the year 2027.

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
New Jersey NJ 6 or more Employees *see note $10.00
*Minimum Wage raises to $10.00 effective July 1, 2019. It will raise again to $11.00 on January 1, 2020.

 

Nevada

In June of 2019, Nevada legislative session passed Assembly Bill 456 which will raise minimum wage requirements by July 1st, 2020. Keep this change on your radar for the upcoming year.

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Nevada NV With Health Benefits January 1 $7.25 None
Nevada NV W/out Health Benefits January 1 $8.25 None

 

Oregon

The Portland Metro rate applies to employers who are located within the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) of the metropolitan service district. You can search by business address using the Metro’s Urban Growth Boundary Lookup Tool to see if your business is within UGB boundaries. You can also download a map of the UGB here.

State/City/Locality (year enacted) State Exceptions/Inclusions/Notes Changes Occur Effective 7-1-18 Effective 7-1-19
Oregon – Standard OR begin 7/1/23 – check back every year July 1 $10.75 $11.25
Oregon – Non-Urban OR begin 7/1/23 – check back every year July 1 $10.50 $11.00
Portland, OR OR Portland Metro July 1 $12.00 $12.50