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Sikich HR Alerts: August 2019 Compliance Alert

Sikich HR Alerts: August 2019 Compliance Alert

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Check back every month for a compilation of monthly HR alerts, organized by our Sikich HR experts. These alerts vary state-by-state, so please contact our HR team should you have any questions specific to your business or industry.

California

  • San Leandro minimum wage increased to $14 per hour on July 1st.
    This applies to all businesses or non-profits in San Leandro, regardless of number of employees.
  • Berkley minimum wage increased to $15.59 per hour on July 1st.
    According to the City of Berkley’s Housing and Community Services Department, all employers regardless of where they are located, must pay the Berkeley minimum wage to their employees who perform at least two hours of work within the geographic limits of the City of Berkeley.
  • Santa Monica minimum wage increased to:
    • $14.25 per hour for large businesses with 26 or more employees
    • $13.25 per hour for small businesses with 25 or less employees
  • San Francisco’s minimum wage increased to $15.59 per hour on July 1st.
    This includes temporary and part-time employees. Some employees at government-subsidized non-profit organizations who are under 18 years of age or over 55 years of age are subject to lower minimum wage rates of $13.79
  • Los Angeles minimum wage took effect on July 1st as stated below:
    • Employers with 25 or fewer employees much pay a minimum wage of $13.25 per hour
    • Employers with 26 or more employees must pay at least $14.25 per hour

District of Columbia

Illinois

  • July 1st Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance: $13.00 per hour, or $6.40 for tipped employees.
  • A new minimum wage took effect in on July 1. The 2018 rate has been removed from the minimum wage poster and the 2019 tipped rate has been added.
  • July 1st Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance: $12.00 per hour, or $5.25 for tipped employees
    A new minimum wage took effect on July 1. The 2017-18 rate has been removed from the minimum wage poster and the 2019-20 tipped rate has been added.

MAINE

  • Minimum wage for Portland has increased to $11.11 per hour which went into effect on July 1st.
    • This new wage rate applies to employers who have a place of business in the City and have employees who work within the City.

Maryland

  • Montgomery County minimum wage rates took effect on July 1 as stated below:
    • Large employers with 51 or more employees: $13.00 per hour
    • Mid-size employers with 11-50 employees: $12.50
    • Small employers with 10 or fewer employees: $12.50

Oregon

  • July 1st Oregon’s minimum wage increased depending on location:
    • Portland Metro: increase to $12.50 per hour
    • Non-urban Counties: $11 per hour
    • Standard: $11.25 per hour
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