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California - Santa Monica minimum wage to increase on July 1, 2022


Author: ADP Admin/Wednesday, May 4, 2022/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, California

Santa Monica, California  has announced that the minimum wage for the City will increase.

The Details:

Effective July 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $15.96 per hour for all employees other than hotel workers.  The current minimum wage rate is $15.00 per hour.  

Note: Santa Monica has a separate minimum wage for hotel workers which currently is $17.64 per hour. This amount will be adjusted mid-May, effective July 1, 2022. 

Next Steps:

As of July 1, 2022, Santa Monica employers must pay all employees (other than hotel workers) who perform work within the geographic boundaries of Santa Monica at least $15.96 per hour.  In addition, Santa Monica employers must post Santa Monica's legal notices (including the minimum wage notice) in English and Spanish.  Businesses must also post notices in any other language spoken by five percent or more of the employer's workforce.  

Legal notices in English and Spanish are available for download at this link.

Santa Monica employers may contact wagehelp@dcba.lacounty.gov to request the legal notices in an additional language.

Have Questions?

Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.  

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