It’s that time of year again…. time for the Minimum Wage increase…

On February 1, 2023, the City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards announced the coming increase for July 1, 2023 which is based upon the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPA-W) for the Los Angeles metropolitan area.The minimum wage for the City of Los Angeles will increase by $0.74 for a new minimum wage rate of $16.78 per hour.

The City of Los Angeles’ minimum wage ordinance applies to employees who in any particular week perform at least two hours of work within the geographic boundaries of Los Angeles for their employer and are entitled to payment of minimum wage under California law.

The change in the local minimum wage laws do not affect the salary threshold for exempt employees. The salary threshold is only affected when the state’s minimum wage is increased.

The Office of Wage Standards has also published the required posting on their website: https://wagesla.lacity.org/

Los Angeles City Minimum Wage Poster (English)   (Spanish)

The Minimum Wage Ordinance can also be found on their website.


Los Angeles County will also increase its minimum wage to $16.90 per hour as of July 1st which applies to employees who perform at least two hours of work in a particular work week within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County has also published a new poster which must be displayed in a conspicuous and accessible place at any job sites in English, and Spanish and the primary language used by the employer to communicate with employees if other than English or Spanish.

County of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Poster (English)    (Spanish)


The following cities will also implement a minimum wage increase as of July 1st.

Employers should plan for the minimum wage increase to ensure that all hourly employees working receive the proper minimum wage as of July 1, 2023.


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