According to FOX 11, Los Angeles minimum wage will increase from $15 to $16.04 per hour starting THIS Friday, July 1st! This increase will be in effect for covered employees.
Covered employees are defined by law as those who perform at least two hours of work in any week within city limits. This includes full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees.
Hotel employers will also have to increase their minimum wage to $18.17 if there are 150 or more guest rooms! According to the Department of Business and Consumer Affairs, the minimum wage in unincorporated areas of LA County will increase to $15.96.
The rate marks a 6.4% increase over the current $15/hour minimum wage. The rate has risen steadily since 2016, when the county adopted a minimum wage ordinance that slowly increased the amount annually, reaching $15/hour on July 1, 2020, for large businesses and on July 1, 2021, for smaller businesses.