California Minimum Wage Poster Required
The Minimum Wage Poster is a labor law posters poster by the California Department Of Industrial Relations. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in California, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
The California minimum wage poster is a mandatory posting for all employers. As of 2023, businesses must pay their workers no less than $15.50 per hour. This poster must be posted next to the establishment's IWC, or the "Industry Occupation Order".
In previous years, companies with 25 or fewer employees were eligible to pay a lower minimum wage rate. As of 2023, this is no longer the case, and all employers must pay the same minimum wage regardless of number of employees.
The poster also displays the history of previous rates in the state of California, and a table listing permissible meal and lodging credits rates as part of the minimum wage obligation.
Note that California's minimum wage order does does not apply to outside salespersons or individuals who are directly related to the employer (including spouses).
It should also be noted that a growing number of cities and counties in California, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, have their own minimum wage ordinances, and may require their own local minimum wage poster.
CA All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both California and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
Amend s Genera l PLEASE POST NEXT TO YOUR IWC INDUSTRY OR OCCUPATION ORDER O I FFI CIAL N OTI C I E California Minimum Wage MW-2023 E FF ECTIV E DATE E mploy ers with 25 or Fewer Emp loyees * Emp loyers with 2 6 or More E mploye es * January 1 , 2 022 $14.00 $1 5.00 January 1, 2021 $13.00 $14.00 PREVIOUS YEARS January 1, 2020 $12.00 $1 3.00 * Employees treated as employed by a single qualified taxpayer pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 23626 are treated as employees of that single taxpayer. To employers and r epresentatives of persons working in industries and occupations in the State o f California: SUM MARY OF ACTIONS T AKE NOTICE that on April 4, 2 016, the Governor of California signed legislation passed by the California Leg islature, raising the minimum wage for all industries. (SB 3, Stats of 2016, amending section 1182.1 2. of the California Labor Code.) Pursuant to its autho rity under Labor Code section 1182.13, the Department of Industrial Relations amends a nd repu blishes Sectio ns 2, 3, and 5 of the General Minimum Wage Order, MW-2022. Section 1, Applicability, and Section 4, Separability, have not been changed . Consistent with this enactment, amendments are made to the mini mum wage, and the meals and lodging credits sections of all of the IWC's industry and occupation orders. This summary must be made available to employees in accordance with the IWC's wage orders. Copies of the full text of the amended wage orders may be ob tained by downloading o nline at https://www.dir.ca.gov/iwc/WageOrderIndustries.htm or by contacting your local Division of Labor Standards Enforcement o ffice. 1. APPLICA BILITY The provisions of this Order shall not apply to outsid e salespersons and individu als wh o are the parent, spouse, or children of the emp loyer previously contained in this Order and the IWC's industry and occupation orders. Exceptions and modifications provided by statute or in Section 1, Applicability, an d in other sections of the IWC's indu stry and occupation orders may be used where such provisio ns are enforceable and applicable to the employer. 2. MINIMUM WAGES Every employer shall pay to each emplo yee wages not less than those stated abov e, on each effective date, per ho ur for all hours work ed. 3. MEALS AND LODGING CREDITS - TAB LE When credit for meals or lodging is used to meet part of the employer's minimum wage obligation, the amounts so cred ited pursuant to a volu ntary written agreement may not be more than the following: EFFECTIVE: JANUARY 1, 20 20 JANUARY 1, 202 1 JANUARY 1, 202 2 JANUARY 1, 202 3 For an employer who employs: 26 or More Employees 25 or Fewer Employees 26 or More Employees 25 or Fewer Employees 26 or More Employees 25 or Fewer Employees All Employers regardless of number of Employees LODGING Room occupied alone $61.13 /week $56.43 /week $65.83 /week $61.13 /week $70.53 /week $65.83 /week $72.88 /week Room shared $50.46 /week $46.58 /week $54.34 /week $50.46 /week $58.22 /week $54.34 /week $60.16 /week Apartment – two thirds (2/3) of the ordinary rental value, and in no event more than: $734.21 /month $677.75 /month $790.67 /month $734.21 /month $847.12 /month $790.67 /month $875.33 /month Where a couple are both employed by the employer, two thirds (2/3) of the ordinary rental value, and in no event more than: $1086.07 /month $1002.56 /month $1169.59 /month $1086.07 /month $1253.10 /month $1169.59 /month $1294.83 /month MEALS Breakfast $4.70 $4.34 $5.06 $4.70 $5.42 $5.06 $5.60 Lunch $6.47 $5.97 $6.97 $6.47 $7.47 $6.97 $7.72 Dinner $8.68 $8.01 $9.35 $8.68 $10.02 $9.35 $10.35 Mea ls or lodgi ng may not be c redited a g ainst t he mi nimum w age withou t a voluntary wr itten a greement between the employer a nd the e mployee . When cred it fo r meals or l odging i s used to m eet part of the emp loyer 's min imum w age obli gation, the a mou nts so cred ited m ay not be m ore than t he amoun ts stated i n the t able a bove . 4. SE PARAB ILITY If t h e app lication of any p rovision of th is Or der, or any section, subsection, subdivi sion, sente nce, clause, phrase, word or port ion of t his O rde r should be he ld inval id, unconst itut iona l, unauth or ized, or pro hibi ted by statute, t h e re m aini ng p rovisions thereof shall not be affec ted thereby, but shall co ntinue to be given fu ll fo rce and effe ct as if t h e pa rt so held invalid or unconstit utio nal had not been in cluded herein. 5. AM ENDED PROVISIONS This Order amends the minimum wage and meals and lodging credits in MW-2023, as well as in the IWC’s industry and occupation orders. (See Orders 1-15, Secs. 4 and 10; and Order 16, Secs. 4 and 9.) This Order makes no o ther changes to the IWC’s industry and occupation orders. These Amendments to the Wage Orders shall be in effect as of January 1, 2023. Que stion s abou t enforcemen t sho uld be dir ected to th e Labor Commiss ione r's Office . For the address a nd tel eph one n umbe r of the office nea res t yo u, i nfo rmat ion can be fo und on th e in tern et a t www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/dlse.html o r under a search for “ Cali forni a Labor Comm issi oner's O ffice” o n th e int ernet or any ot her directory. The La bor Commissioner h as offices i n th e f ollow ing cities : Ba kers field, El Ce ntro, Fresno, Long Beach , L os An geles, Oak la n d , R edding, Sacram ento, Sa lin as, San Berna rd in o, San Die go, San Francisco, S an Jose, Santa A na, Santa Barbar a, Santa Rosa, Stockton, and Va n Nuys. Minimum Wage – Every employer shall pay to each employee wages not less than the following: Effective Date: January 1, 2023 Minimum Wage $15.50 per hour
Other California Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 33 optional and mandatory California labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.dir.ca.gov/iwc/MW-2023.pdf , updated December 2022
- California Labor Law Posters at http://www.dir.ca.gov/wpnodb.html
- California Department Of Industrial Relations
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