On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in several locations throughout the country. While the federal minimum wage has remained $7.25 per hour since July 2009, many states, cities and counties have adopted their own minimum wage laws which provide for a higher rate. In areas where minimum wage laws overlap, employees are entitled to receive the highest applicable rate.
The following minimum wage increases will become effective July 1, 2019:
- Alameda, California: $13.50 per hour
- Berkeley, California: $15.59 per hour
- Emeryville, California: $16.30 per hour for all businesses (the rate is no longer differentiated by