Effective on and after January 1, 2022, minimum wage for California workers increases to $15.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and to $14.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. Employers should continue to monitor local minimum wage requirements as well. These amounts also affect the minimum salary requirements for exempt employees. (The City of Los Angeles, minimum wage is $15.00 per hour regardless of the employer’s size.) The minimum wage in Lomita is not a City enacted mandate and therefore follows the state-enacted minimum wage mandate.
Employers should consult with legal counsel to make any changes to their policies and procedures as it relates to these latest laws.