Minimum Wage Increases for 2018

November 16, 2017

Since 2009, the federal minimum wage for nonexempt employees remains at $7.25. However, states and local governments continue to raise their minimum wages. Below is a list of minimum wage increases in 2018 that may affect our clients. Other jurisdictions have raised their minimum wage as well. For clients in jurisdictions that are not listed below, feel free to contact us. Minimum wage posters will need to be updated accordingly:

New York City

  • Minimum Wage for employers with 10 or less employees: $12.00
  • Minimum Wage for employers with 11 or more employees: $13.00
  • Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers: $13.50
  • Effective: December 31, 2017

New York (Nassau/Suffolk/Westchester Counties)

  • Minimum Wage: $11.00
  • Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers: $11.75
  • Effective: December 31, 2017

New York (statewide)

  • Minimum Wage: $10.40
  • Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers: $11.75
  • Effective: December 31, 2017

New Jersey

  • Minimum Wage: $8.60
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Cupertino)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.50
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

 California (El Cerrito)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.60
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Los Altos)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.50
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Milpitas)

  • Minimum Wage: $12.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Mountain View)

  • Minimum Wage: $15.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Palo Alto)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.50
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Richmond)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (San Jose)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.50
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (San Mateo)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.50
  • Minimum Wage for 501(c)(3) Non-Profits: $12.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Santa Clara)

  • Minimum Wage: $13.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (Sunnyvale)

  • Minimum Wage: $15.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

California (statewide)

  • Minimum Wage for employers with 25 or less employees: $10.50
  • Minimum Wage for employers with 26 or more employees: $11.00
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

Florida

  • Minimum Wage: $8.25
  • Effective: January 1, 2018

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