The new Minimum Wage rates for 2023 have taken effect across the State of California.  The California minimum wage increased January 1, 2023 to $15.50 per hour for ALL EMPLOYERS .  In the past there were different minimum wage rates depending upon the number of employees.  This differential has been removed and there is now one standard rate for all of California.

It is important to note all San Diego employers are subject to Federal, State and Local minimum wage laws.

San Diego Minimum wage for 2023: $16.30 per Hour Regardless of the number of employees on your payroll.

San Diego Minimum wage for 2023: $16.30 per Hour For Example, the New Minimum Wages Rates for 2023 in the City of San Diego include a minimum wage of $16.30 per hour, effective January 1, 2023 for ALL employers with employees who perform at least two hours of work in one or more calendar weeks of the year within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego.

If your business is outside of the boundaries of the CITY of San Diego, but within the geographic boundaries of the COUNTY of San Diego, the California minimum wage rates above ($15.50) will still apply.

2023 Has Brought Substantial Changes for Employers Through Substantial New Requirements in Federal and State Law

There have been several substantial changes to other California and federal laws regarding employers.  Learn more about changes regarding a “designated person” and bereavement.  There are new laws on the books regarding pay data, job postings, pay scales and labor contractors, employee record requirements as well as workplace safety.

We invite you to review both previous posts: “What do Employers in San Diego Need to Know for 2023” and “What Does CA SB 1162 Mean for San Diego Employers.”

San Diego Employer Defense Attorneys Remind Area Employers San Diego Minimum Wage Rates for 2023 Now In Effect

The Watkins Firm provides sound general counsel to San Diego and Southern California employers to help them to fulfill their legal responsibilities.  Ask about our “Employee Handbook Package” or about our work to review and update your policies and procedures. We work with our clients to help them to avoid PAGA actions, unpaid overtime lawsuits and other employee related litigation.

If you are a San Diego area employer it is important to understand and comply with the new minimum wage rates for 2023.  We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 for a complimentary consultation today.


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