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Minimum Wages Across Many Cities Increase on July 1

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Minimum wages across many cities and a handful of states will increase on July 1, 2021.

As a reminder, when state law differs from federal law, employers must use the one that benefits the employee the most. For example, if a state’s minimum wage is higher than the $7.25 federal minimum wage, it must be used.

Here are minimum wages per hour beginning July 1:  


  • Berkeley, CA – $16.32
  • Emeryville, CA – $17.13
  • Fremont, CA – $15.25 for businesses with 26 employees or more. $15.00 for businesses with 25 employees or less
  • Los Angeles, CA – $15.00 for businesses with 25 employees or less
  • Malibu, CA – $15.00 25 employees or less
  • Milpitas, CA – $15.65
  • Pasadena, CA – $15.00 for businesses with 25 employees or less
  • San Francisco, CA – $16.32
  • Santa Monica, CA – $15.00 for businesses with 25 employees or less

District of Columbia – $15.20


  •      Chicago, IL- $15.00 for businesses with  21 employees or more
  •      Chicago, IL – $14.00 for businesses with 4-20 employees


  • Montgomery County, MD – $15.00 for businesses with 51 employees or more
  • Montgomery County, MD – $14.00 for businesses with 11 – 50 employees
  • Montgomery County, MD – $13.50 for businesses with 10 or less employees


  • Minneapolis, MN – $14.25 for businesses with 101 employees or more
  • Minneapolis, MN – $12.50 for businesses with 100 employees or less
  • Saint Paul, MN – $11.00 for businesses with 6 – 100 employees
  • Saint Paul, MN – $10.00 for businesses with 5 employees or less


  • $8.75 – If the employee is offered qualifying health benefits
  • $9.75 – If the employee is not offered qualifying health benefits     

New York     

  • $15.00 – Fast food establishments not located in New York City

Oregon – $12.75

  •      Portland, OR – $14.00

Washington – $13.69

As with any other regulation, these wages are subject to last-minute changes. Several states have counties or tribes with differing minimum wages as well. For the latest wages, please visit the Department of Labor online.

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