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Minumum Wage Update

By: Leilani Quiray

It’s mid-year minimum wage increase time!

Hold onto your coffee cups because we’ve got some game-changing updates coming your way! Starting July 1, 2024, several states across the USA will implement new minimum wage increases. This isn’t just a number on a paycheck—it’s a big step toward fair compensation and financial stability for workers everywhere.

Let’s embrace these changes and continue building workplaces where everyone feels valued and fairly compensated. Have questions or need assistance navigating these updates? Our team is here to help!

Warm regards,
LeiLani



Minimum Wage Increases Effective Jul 1, 2024


California


Fremont, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.30


California Health Care Worker Minimum Wage Takes Effect at $18.00-$23.00

Covered health care facilities must pay covered health care employees a minimum wage according to the following schedule:

*Large Facilities and Integrated Systems – $23.00

*Hospitals – $18.00

*Clinics and All Other Health Care Facilities – $21.00

Covered health care employees who are compensated on a salary basis must be paid a monthly salary equivalent to no less than 150 percent of the health care worker minimum wage or the standard 200 percent of the minimum wage, whichever is greater.


Santa Monica, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.28


Malibu, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.27


Los Angeles, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.28


Los Angeles County, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.27


Santa Monica, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.27


West Hollywood, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $19.61


Alameda, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.00


Emeryville, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $19.36


San Francisco, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $18.67


Pasadena, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.50


Milpitas, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.70


Berkeley, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $18.67



Illinois


Cook County, Illinois, Minimum Wage Increases to $14.05

The minimum wage in Cook County, Illinois, increases from $14.00 per hour to $14.05 per hour under an annual inflation adjustment required by the city code.

The minimum direct cash wage remains $8.40 per hour and the maximum tip credit increases from $5.60 per hour to $5.65 per hour.


Chicago, Illinois, Minimum Wage Increases to $16.20

The minimum wage in Chicago, Illinois, increases to $16.20 per hour.

This minimum wage applies to all employers with four or more employees; previously, there were separate rates for small and large employers.

The maximum tip credit is 32% of the adjusted minimum wage rate, or $5.18 per hour.

The minimum wage for participants in Subsidized Temporary Youth Employment Programs, participants in Subsidized Transitional Employment Programs, minors and learners increases increases from $13.50 per hour to $15.00 per hour.



Maryland


Montgomery County, Maryland, Minimum Wage Increases

The minimum wage in Montgomery County, Maryland, increases:

*From $14.50 to $15.00 for small employers;

*From $15.00 to an inflation-adjusted rate for mid-sized employers; and

*From the 2023 rate to an inflation-adjusted rate for large employers.

The inflation adjustment for mid-sized employers is measured by the average increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Washington-Baltimore region for the 2023 calendar year, rounded to the nearest five cents. If this CPI-W increase is less than 50 cents, as much as 15 additional cents is added, up to a total increase of $0.50.



Montgomery County, Maryland, Minimum Wage Increases to $17.15 for Large Employers and $15.50 for Mid-Sized Employers, Remains $15.00 for Small Employers

The minimum wage in Montgomery County, Maryland, increases:

From $15.00 to $15.50 for mid-sized employers; and

From $16.70 to $17.10 for large employers.

The minimum wage remains $15.00 for small employers. (The Montgomery County minimum wage was set at $14.50 effective July 1, 2023, but increased to $15.00 under state law effective January 1, 2024.)


Minnesota


St. Paul, Minnesota, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.57 for Large Employers, $14.00 for Small Employers and $12.25 for Micro Employers

, the minimum wage in St. Paul, Minnesota, increases to:

*$15.57 per hour for large employers that employ between 101 and 10,000 persons

*$14.00 per hour for small employers that employ between six and 100 persons; and

*$12.25 per hour for micro employers that employ five or fewer persons.

The minimum wage for macro employers that employ 10,001 or more persons remains unchanged at $15.57 per hour.



Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.57 for Small Employers

The minimum wage in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for small employers with 100 or fewer employees increases from $14.50 per hour to $15.57 per hour under an annual inflation adjustment required by the city code. It is increased by the percentage increase calculated by the state labor department for purposes of the state minimum wage rounded to the nearest cent. 


Nevada



Nevada Minimum Wage Increases to $12.00


Oregon



Portland, Oregon, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.95

The minimum wage for employers located in the area of Portland, Oregon, increases from $15.45 per hour to $15.95 per hour under an annual inflation adjustment required by state law. The adjustment is based on the increase in the US City Average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items from March 2023 to March 2024. 



Oregon Minimum Wage Increases to $14.70 ($13.70 for Rural Counties)

The minimum wage in Oregon increases:

From $14.20 per hour to $14.70 per hour for employers located in nonrural counties (except in the Portland area); and

From $13.20 per hour to $14.20 per hour for employers located in rural counties.

These increases result from an annual inflation adjustment required by state law and are based on the increase in the US City Average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items from March 2023 to March 2024.


Washington



Tukwila, Washington, Minimum Wage Increases to $19.29 for Small Employers, Remains $20.29 for Large Employers

The minimum wage in Tukwila, Washington, for Small Employers increases from $18.29 to $19.29 under a scheduled increase required by the city code.

The minimum wage for Large Employers remains $20.29 per hour.


Renton, Washington, Minimum Wage Takes Effect at $20.29 for Large Employers, $18.29 for Mid-Sized Employers

The minimum wage in Renton, Washington, takes effect at:

$20.29 for Large Employers with 501 or more employees; and

$18.29 for Mid-Sized Employers with 15 to 500 employees.

Renton, Washington Municipal Code, as amended by Initiative Measure No. 23-02, Voter Initiative to Establish Labor Standards.


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