LOS ANGELES - Last summer, the City Council passed the most significant minimum wage law in the country so far, increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2020, something that will put more money into the pockets of hundreds of thousands of hardworking Angelenos and more money into our local economy. Councilmember Krekorian played a leading role in shaping the law and his support was critical to its passage.
The first wage increase will go into effect on July 1, 2016, mandating a minimum wage of $10.50 for companies that have 26 or more employees. The wage will go up for small business employees one year later in 2017.
To ensure a smooth transition and compliance with the new law, the city's Bureau of Contract Administration is launching an extensive public education initiative to help prepare employers for the salary increase, and to inform employees of their rights.
The Bureau will provide a series of trainings for city staff, Neighborhood Councils, business associations, and labor unions on how to best educate their constituencies and members. The city will also partner with grassroots community outreach organizations to spread the word to working people and businesses throughout Los Angeles.
Visit the city's Bureau of Contract Administration website at bca.lacity.org for more information, including FAQs, copies of the new laws and the yearly rate schedule. You can also call 844-WAGESLA (844-924-3752).