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If you believe you are not being paid the current minimum wage set by California, your county, or city, contact PARRIS lawyers for a free wage case consultation. We take all wage cases on a no win no fee basis, so you’ll pay no fees until we win your case.

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California Minimum Wage Laws

Despite working full-time, it is the unfortunate situation that many California residents are unable to pay for their family’s basic necessities such as food, clothing, and safe housing. As a result, California has enacted minimum wage laws that will require the minimum wage to rise each year until it is $15.00 per hour for almost all California employees (with some exceptions) by January 1, 2023. PARRIS Law Firm applauds efforts by the State of California, LA County, and the City of Los Angeles to provide a better living wage for its residents.

LA County Minimum Wage Is Higher Than CA 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 minimum wage standards for unincorporated Los Angeles County as of July 1, 2021 are:

Large Businesses with 26 Employees or More

  • $15.00 per hour. The CA state min wage is $14.00 per hour.

Small Businesses with 25 Employees or Less

  • $15.00 per hour, higher than $14.25 per hour last year. The CA state min wage for small businesses is $13.00 per hour.

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. All employers in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County must post a workplace poster in an area visible to employees which notes the current minimum wage rates.

Many California cities have also enacted their own wage ordinances, including the City of Los Angeles, which increases the minimum wage according to the same schedule as Los Angeles County.

California Minimum Salary Requirements

Even salaried employees must be paid a minimum wage in California. The current 2020 minimum annual salary that must be paid to employees is $54,080 for large employers with 26 or more employees, and $49,920 for small employers with 25 employees or fewer.

Read more about employment requirements for salaried workers.

Get A Free Minimum Wage Lawyer Case Consultation

If you believe you are not being paid the current legal minimum wage, regardless of your work or immigration status, contact PARRIS lawyers for a free case evaluation. PARRIS takes all minimum wage cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no fees until we win you compensation.

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