Effective July 01, 2020, many states and municipalities will have an increase to minimum wage requirements. These increases are likely to have a significant impact on employers. Begin preparing now for these increases to ensure a smooth compliance process.

  • Determine employees who will be impacted by the minimum wage increase
  • Notify Employees of the effective date and increase
  • Set up payroll to accommodate changes or notify your payroll provider
  • Consider the impact on your internal equity and make necessary adjustments to avoid pay compression
  • Send out and replace required minimum wage posters

Below is a chart showing the increases and requirements by state.

StateKey MunicipalitiesCurrent Min Wage July, 1 Min WageUpcoming Changes
CAAlameda$13.50$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CABerkeley$15.59$16.07Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2021, and every July 1 thereafter
CAEmeryville$16.30$16.84Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2021, and every July 1 thereafter
CAFremont – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)N/A$13.50$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CAFremont – Large Employers (26 or More)$13.50$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2021, and every July 1 thereafter
CALos Angeles – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)$13.25$14.25$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CALos Angeles – Large Employers (26 or More)$14.25$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CALos Angeles County – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)1$13.25$14.25$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CALos Angeles County – Large Employers (26 or More)1$14.25$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CAMalibu – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)$13.25$14.25$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CAMalibu – Large Employers (26 or More)$14.25$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CANovato – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)$12.00$13.00$14.00 – January 1, 2021
$15.00 – January 1, 2022
Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2023, and every January 1 thereafter
CANovato – Large Employers (26-99)$13.00$14.00$15.00 – January 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2022, and every January 1 thereafter
CANovato – Very Large Employers (100 or more)$13.00$15.00Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2021, and every January 1 thereafter
CAPasadena – Small Employers (25 or Fewer) and Nonprofits$13.25$14.25$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every January 1 thereafter
CAPasadena – Large Employers (26 or More)$14.25$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every January 1 thereafter
CASan Francisco$15.59$16.07Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2021, and every July 1 thereafter
CASan Leandro$14.00$15.00N/A
CASanta Monica – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)$13.25$14.25$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CASanta Monica – Large Employers (26 or More)$14.25$15.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
CASanta Rosa – Small Employers (25 or Fewer)N/A$14.00Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2021, and every January 1 thereafter
CASanta Rosa – Large Employers (26 or More)N/A$15.00Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2021, and every January 1 thereafter
IL$9.25$10.00$11.00 – January 1, 2021
$12.00 – January 1, 2022
$13.00 – January 1, 2023
$14.00 – January 1, 2024
$15.00 – January 1, 2025
ILChicago – Large Employers (26 or More$13.00$14.00$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
ILChicago – Small Employers (Four to 25)$13.00$13.50$14.00 – July 1, 2021
$14.50 – July 1, 2022
$15.00 – July 1, 2023
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2024, and every July 1 thereafter
ILCook County2$12.00$13.00Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2021, and every July 1 thereafter
MDMontgomery County – Small Employers (10 or Fewer)$12.50$13.00$13.50 – July 1, 2021
$14.00 – July 1, 2022
$14.50 – July 1, 2023
$15.00 – July 1, 2024
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2025, and every July 1 thereafter
MDMontgomery County – Mid-Sized Employers (11 to 50, and certain nonprofits and service providers)$12.50$13.25$14.00 – July 1, 2021
$14.50 – July 1, 2022
$15.00 – July 1, 2023
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2024, and every July 1 thereafter
MDMontgomery County – Large Employers (51 or More)$13.00$14.00$15.00 – July 1, 2021
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2022, and every July 1 thereafter
MNMinneapolis – Small Employers (100 or Fewer)$11.00$11.75$12.50 – July 1, 2021
$13.50 – July 1, 2022
$14.50 – July 1, 2023
Matches January 1, 2024, rate for Large Employers – July 1, 2024
Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2025, and every July 1 thereafter
MNMinneapolis – Large Employers (101 or More)$12.25$13.25$14.25 – July 1, 2021
$15.00 – July 1, 2022
Adjusted for inflation (half-rate) – January 1, 2023
Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2024, and every January 1 thereafter
MNSt. Paul – Micro Employers (Five or Fewer)N/A$9.25$10.00 – July 1, 2021
$10.75 – July 1, 2022
$11.50 – July 1, 2023
$12.25 – July 1, 2024
$13.25 – July 1, 2025
$14.25 – July 1, 2026
$15.00 – July 1, 2027
Matches January 1, 2028, rate for Macro Employers – July 1, 2028
Adjusted for inflation – January 1, 2029, and every January 1 thereafter
MNSt. Paul – Small Employers (Six to 100)N/A$10.00$11.00 – July 1, 2021
$12.00 – July 1, 2022
$13.00 – July 1, 2023
$14.00 – July 1, 2024
$15.00 – July 1, 2025
Matches January 1, 2026, rate for Macro Employers – July 1, 2026
MNSt. Paul – Large Employers (101 to 10,000)N/A$11.50$12.50 – July 1, 2021
$13.50 – July 1, 2022
$15.00 – July 1, 2023
Matches January 1, 2024, rate for Macro Employers – July 1, 2024
NV3$8.25$9.00$9.75 – July 1, 2021
$10.50 – July 1, 2022
$11.25 – July 1, 2023
$12.00 – July 1, 2024
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2025, and every July 1 thereafter
ORNon-rural Counties$11.25$12.00$12.75 – July 1, 2021
$13.50 – July 1, 2022
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2023, and every July 1 thereafter
ORRural Counties$11.00$11.50$12.00 – July 1, 2021
$12.50 – July 1, 2022
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2023, and every July 1 thereafter
ORPortland Metro Area$12.50$13.25$14.00 – July 1, 2021
$14.75 – July 1, 2022
Adjusted for inflation – July 1, 2023, and every July 1 thereafter
  1. Applies only to unincorporated areas.
  2. Municipalities in Cook County with a population of more than 25,000, and other municipalities that elect by referendum to become “home rule units,” may opt-out of the county’s minimum wage ordinance. Illinois Const., Art. VII, § 6. Most municipalities have chosen to opt-out. See this external resource (not affiliated with or maintained by XpertHR) for a list of the municipalities that have opted out. On November 6, 2018, voters in Cook County overwhelmingly approved by a four-to-one margin an advisory referendum question expressing support for having the minimum wage in their municipalities match the Cook County minimum wage of $13.00 by July 1, 2020, and be indexed to the consumer price index after that. As a result, some municipalities may opt back in.
  3. The minimum wage is $1.00 less for employers that provide qualifying health benefits.
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