November 26, 2019
Nearly all employers in California will begin paying their employees a higher minimum wage — either the new state or local minimum wage, whichever is higher — in the new year.
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the state minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $12 per hour from the current $11, and the state minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $13 per hour from the current $12.
But employers of every size must pay the local minimum wage in the employer’s place of business if it is higher than the state minimum wage.
Minimum wages or “living wages” are rising ...