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2021 Minimum Wage Laws and Exempt Employee Salaries

  • December 17, 2020
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Beginning January 1, 2021, the following increased minimum wages and exempt employee salaries will go into effect:

Statewide Minimum Wage
On January 1, California’s minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $13 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

Exempt Employee Minimum Salaries and Wages
The minimum salary threshold for exempt employees will increase to $1,120 per week ($58,240 per year) for employers with 26 or more employees, and $1,040 per week ($54,080 per year) for employees with 25 or fewer employees.

The minimum rate for exempt computer software employees will increase to $47.48 per hour.

The minimum rate for exempt licensed physicians and surgeons paid on an hourly basis will increase to $86.49 per hour.

Local Minimum Wages
The minimum wage will also increase in the following cities:

Belmont: $15.90
Burlingame: $15.00
Cupertino: $15.65
Daly City: $15.00
El Cerrito: $15.61
Half Moon Bay: $15
Hayward (26 or more employees): $15 .00
Hayward (25 or fewer employees): $14.00
Los Altos: $15.65
Menlo Park: $15.25
Mountain View: $16.30
Novato (100 or more employees): $15.24
Novato (26–99 employees): $15.00
Novato (1–25 employees): $14.00
Oakland: $14.36
Palo Alto: $15.65
Petaluma: $15.20
Redwood City: $15.62
Richmond: $15.21
San Carlos: $15.24
San Diego: $14.00
San José: $15.45
San Mateo: $15.62
Santa Clara: $15.65
Santa Rosa: $15.20
Sonoma (26 or more employees): $15.00
Sonoma (25 or fewer employees): $14.00
South San Francisco: $15.24
Sunnyvale: $16.30

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