Across the country, minimum wage rates will increase July 1 in several counties, cities and states. A few jurisdictions have postponed their scheduled increases in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, but most jurisdictions have not, and employers will need to implement the higher minimums by month’s end. Below we summarize for you the upcoming increases.

California

The Bay Area cities of Hayward and San Carlos voted to delay their local minimum wage increases until January 1, 2021. Other jurisdictions are considering delays, but for now, local minimum wages will increase in the following jurisdictions effective July 1, 2020.

Employers with 25 or fewer employees  Employers with 26 or more employees 
Alameda $15.00 $15.00
Berkeley $16.07 $16.07
Emeryville $16.84 $16.84
City of Los Angeles $14.25 $15.00
County of Los Angeles $14.25 $15.00
Fremont $13.50 $15.00
Malibu $14.25 $15.00
Milpitas $15.40 $15.40
Novato $13.00 26-99 employees: $14.00 100 plus employees: $15.00
Pasadena $14.25 $15.00
City and County of San Francisco $16.07 $16.07
San Leandro $15.00 $15.00
Santa Monica $14.25 $15.00
Santa Rosa $14.00 $15.00

The statewide minimum and additional county and city minimum wages are scheduled to increase January 1, 2021. Governor Newsom has the authority to delay implementation of the state increase, but he has not indicated whether he will do so.

 

District of Columbia
  • $15.00, effective July 1, 2020.

 

Illinois
All Employers Employers with 4 to 20 employees  Employers with 21 or more employees
State wide $10.00,    
Chicago $13.50 $14.00
Cook County $13.00

 

Maryland
Employers with 10 or fewer employees Employers with 11 to 50 employees Employers with 51 or more employees
Montgomery County $13.00 $13.25 $14.00

 

Minnesota
Employers with 100 or fewer employees Employers with 101 or more employees
Minneapolis $11.75 $13.25

 

Employers with 5 or fewer employees Employers with 6 to 100 employees Employers with 101 to 10,000 employees
St. Paul $9.25 $10.00 $11.50

 

Nevada
  • $8.00 (for employers offering specified health benefits)
  • $9.00 (for all other employers)

 

Oregon
  • $12.00 (standard)
  • $13.25 (Portland Metro)
  • $11.25 (Nonurban counties)

 

Contact your Baker McKenzie employment lawyer for help navigating your wage and hour obligations.