Employment Law Bulletin | September 18, 2023

Santa Rosa and Petaluma Minimum Wage Increases for 2024

Effective January 1, 2024, all employees who perform work in the cities of Santa Rosa and Petaluma must be paid at least $17.45 per hour (up from $17.06 per hour).  The new minimum wage applies to all employers, regardless of size.  If January 1 falls in the middle of a pay period for your business, make sure the increase goes into effect on time.

California 2024 Minimum Wage Increase

Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage for all California employers increases from $15.50 per hour to $16.00 per hour.  With this increase in the minimum wage, the minimum salary for an exempt employee will increase from $64,480 to $66,560 per year.  If you are currently paying your exempt employees below the new $66,560 minimum, be sure to increase the annual salary to at least $66,560 by January 1 to avoid losing exempt status.

If you have questions about the new minimum wage or exempt employee requirements, please contact an SMT employment attorney.

Lisa Ann Hilario

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Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Employment Law Group

Lisa Ann Hilario | Kari Brown

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