LA County Minimum Wage
Did you know that the minimum wage for those that work within unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County is higher than the minimum wage set by the State of California?
The current minimum wage standards for unincorporated Los Angeles County as of July 1, 2021 are:
Large Employers with 26 or More Employees
- $15.00 per hour. The CA state min wage is now $14.00 per hour.
Small Employers with 25 Employees or Less
- $15.00 per hour, raised from $14.25 per hour last year. The CA state min wage is $13.00 per hour for small businesses.
This minimum wage set by LA County for those who work in unincorporated areas applies to employees if they work at least two hours a week, regardless of their immigration or work status. As of July 1, 2021, the LA county (unincorporated) minimum wage has risen to $15.00 per hour for small employers, matching the minimum wage for larger businesses in the county. Many California cities have also enacted their own wage ordinances, including the City of Los Angeles, which increases the rates according to the same schedule as Los Angeles County.
All employers in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County must post a workplace poster in an area visible to employees that notes the current minimum wage rates and the schedule on which it continues to increase through July 1, 2021. Some employers may try to avoid paying the LA County minimum wage by instead paying the CA minimum wage, failing to raise minimum wage rates each year according to the schedule, and failing to post this poster.
Despite working full-time, it is an unfortunate reality that many LA County residents are unable to pay for their family’s basic necessities such as food, clothing, and safe housing. PARRIS Law Firm applauds these efforts by LA County and the City of Los Angeles to provide a better living wage for its residents.
If you believe you are not being paid the current legal minimum wage or are experiencing other employment rights violations, contact PARRIS lawyers for a free case evaluation by calling 661-485-2072. PARRIS handles all wage and employment law cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no fees until we win you compensation.