Effective January 1, 2023, California’s minimum wage rate increased to $15.50 per hour (from $15.00) for employers with 26 or more employees and $15.50 per hour (from $14.00) for employers with 25 or fewer employees. Thus, all employers, regardless of size, must pay a minimum wage of at least $15.50 beginning January 1st. Minimum wage adjustments for 2024 and beyond will be made in relation to inflation, as required by California Labor Code section 1182.12, and determined by August 1st of each year.
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