In These Cities and Counties, the ‘Fight for 15’ Has Already Been Won

California already has the highest minimum wage in the country at $13 an hour for small businesses and $14 an hour for businesses with more than 26 employees. That’ll go even higher in 2023 when the minimum wage for all California workers hits $15.

There are dozens of cities and counties in California where employers are already required to pay that much. The following list of cities and counties with a minimum wage of $15 or more was recently published by the Sacramento Bee.

  • City of Alameda: $15
  • Burlingame: $15
  • East Palo Alto: $15
  • Half Moon Bay: $15
  • Hayward: $15 for employers with 26 or more employees; $14 for the rest
  • City of Los Angeles: $15
  • Unincorporated Los Angeles County: $15
  • Malibu: $15
  • Novato: $15.24 for employers with 100 or more employees; $15 for employers with 26 or more employees; $14 for the rest
  • Pasadena: $15
  • San Leandro: $15 (certain exemptions)
  • Santa Monica: $15
  • City of Sonoma: $15 for employers with 26 or more employees; $14 for the rest
  • Petaluma: $15.20
  • Santa Rosa: $15.20
  • Richmond: $15.21 (with caveats)
  • San Carlos: $15.24
  • Fremont: $15.25 for employers with 26 or more employees; $15 for the rest (non-profits exempt)
  • Menlo Park: $15.25
  • South San Francisco: $15.25
  • San Jose: $15.45
  • El Cerrito: $15.61
  • Redwood City: $15.62
  • City of San Mateo: $15.62
  • Cupertino: $15.65
  • Los Altos: $15.65
  • Milpitas: $15.65
  • Palo Alto: $15.65
  • City of Santa Clara: $15.65
  • Belmont: $15.90
  • Mountain View: $16.30
  • Sunnyvale: $16.30
  • Berkeley: $16.32
  • San Francisco: $16.32
  • Emeryville: $17.13

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