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$12.00 Minimum Wage Rate for Employees in L.A. County Effective July 1, 2017

By Thomas M Lee

Employers with 25 or more employees must now start paying minimum wages at the rate of $12.00 per hour starting July 1, 2017. This also means that overtime exempt employees must also be paid fixed salaries of at least two times the applicable minimum wage rate for full-time employment (2 X $12.00 X 40 = $960.00 per week or $960.00 X 52 weeks = $49,920.00 per year). Exempt employees who are paid less than this formula will be entitled to overtime pay and other benefits limited to non-exempt workers.

Employers with less than 25 employees will be required to pay the $12.00 minimum wage rate starting next year on July 1, 2018.

The minimum wage for workers in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County have started to increase early beginning July 1, 2016. All employers in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County must post the required workplace poster and pay the increased minimum wage, with few exceptions. The workplace posters may be found here.

The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs enforces the new minimum wage in unincorporated L.A. County. The department works with employees and employers to ensure that violations of the County’s minimum wage law are identified, addressed, and remedied in a timely and effective manner.

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