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Increases in State and Local Minimum Wages and Injunction on Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Increase in State Minimum Wage

The California minimum wage will increase effective January 1, 2022. For employers with 25 employees or less, the minimum wage will increase to $14.00 per hour, and for employers with 26 or more employees, the minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour.

The minimum wage increase also affects employees who are classified as exempt, who must earn at least twice the state’s minimum wage, AND satisfy the job duties criteria for an exempt position.

Starting January 1, 2022, the minimum salary (gross) that must be paid to exempt employees is as follows:Read more