Another Statewide Minimum Wage Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2024

On January 1, 2024, the California statewide minimum wage will increase to $16 per hour. The minimum salary for exempt employees will rise from $64,480 to $66,560. In addition to the increase in the state minimum wage, many localities have their own minimum wage requirements that are higher than the state’s minimum wage.

Certain specific industry employers, such as healthcare facilities and fast-food workers, also have unique minimum wage increases that become effective later in the year. Healthcare facility workers, for example, will enjoy an increased minimum wage beginning June 1, 2024, ranging from $18 to $23 per hour, depending on the size and location of the facility. The minimum wage for fast food workers will also increase to $20 per hour beginning April 1, 2024.

Employers with questions or concerns about the new minimum wage, particularly in the context of ensuring exempt employees meet the applicable salary threshold, should contact us.


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