New minimum wage rates are nearly here. But what about new minimum wage labor law posters for July 1, 2023?
When minimum wage rates update — typically on Jan. 1 or July 1 each year — many jurisdictions require employers to display updated labor law posters.
This is especially true in jurisdictions that have moved from scheduled increases, when rates are known years in advance, to indexed increases, which are often announced only months or weeks ahead of a rate update.
Here, we will run down the jurisdictions that require new minimum wage labor law posters July 1, 2023.
New Minimum Wage Labor Law Posters: July 1, 2023
Below are the jurisdictions with new minimum wage labor law posters, as well as some context if applicable.
District of Columbia
In Washington, D.C., the new minimum wage rates effective July 1, 2023, are:
- Standard rate – $17
- Tipped rate – $8
It should be noted that the nation’s capital was in the unique position of having a new minimum wage for about two months due to a delay in selecting a new speaker of the house.
Nevada’s minimum wage rates for July 1, 2023, are:
- Employees offered qualifying health benefits: $10.25
- Employees not offered qualifying health benefits: $11.25
However, that unique minimum wage system is going away next year. Nevada voters in 2022 passed a ballot measure that amends the state constitution. Effective July 1, 2024, Nevada will:
- Establish a $12 minimum wage
- Eliminate provisions that set two different rates based on whether the employer offers health benefits
- Remove provisions for adjusting the minimum wage based on inflation
The state does not have a separate rate for tipped wages.
Los Angeles County, Calif.
Los Angeles County’s minimum wage, effective July 1, 2023, is:
However, employers should note that it only applies to the unincorporated areas of the county.
San Mateo County, Calif.
Unlike other jurisdictions here, San Mateo County minimum wage updated its minimum wage April 1, 2023, following the passage of a new law.
That means a new labor law poster has been released.
Minimum wage for the unincorporated areas of the county is $16.50, effective April 1, 2023.
Also note that several cities within San Mateo County have their own minimum wage rates, including the city of San Mateo, and others:
- Daly City
- East Palo Alto
- Foster City
- Half Moon Bay
- Menlo Park
- South San Francisco
One of many California cities with a new July 1, 2023, minimum wage is Alameda, where the city’s new rate is:
For the sake of brevity, the rest of the California cities that require a new minimum wage labor law poster for July 1, 2023, will simply list the new effective rate.
Wrapping up California, the state does not allow for separate rates for tipped employees, but employers should also note that some California cities have industry-specific wages to monitor.
Santa Monica, Calif.
West Hollywood, Calif.
Denver is included here because of a recent change to its poster, although the city’s minimum wage rate updated Jan. 1, 2023.
In March 2023, Denver’s minimum wage poster was updated and replaced with a new minimum wage and wage theft poster.
The situation illustrates the fact that employers always need to monitor potential labor law poster updates all year long, not simply busy times of year like Jan. 1 and July 1.
In Chicago, the city has two separate rates for large and small employers. Effective July 1, 2023, the rates are:
- Large employers (21 or more workers) – $15.80; with a $9.48 tipped rate
- Small employers (4-20 workers) – $15; with a $9 tipped rate
Oregon, with its complex minimum wage system, has indexed rates in effect for the first time on July 1, 2023:
- Portland metro – $15.45
- Standard – $14.20
- Non-urban – $13.20
Remember, however, that the rates do not perfectly align with county boundaries, so employers should take extra care in applying minimum wage rates in Oregon.
Voters in Tukwila, Wash., passed a ballot measure in November 2022 that established a new minimum wage ordinance.
Effective July 1, 2023, the rates are:
- Large employers (more than 500 employees) – $18.99 per hour
- Mid-sized employers (15 to 500 employees) – $16.99 per hour
However, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and annually after, the minimum wage will be adjusted for inflation.
It’s also worth noting a couple of definitions under the city’s minimum wage law:
- Covered employer – employs at least 15 employees worldwide or has annual gross revenue over $2 million
- Covered employee – follows state definition of employee under RCW § 49.46.010
Finally, we come to an update for federal contractors.
Updated in the spring of 2023, there are now two federal contractor minimum wage posters. However, determining which needs to be displayed depends on the contract.
For employers that entered into, renewed or extended their federal contract on or after Jan. 30, 2022, they will need to display the new poster. For contracts before that time, employers still need to display the old poster.
So, federal contractors should review all their contracts – some employers may need to display both federal contractor minimum wage posters.
Employers with locations in the jurisdictions listed above have two items to address starting July 1, 2023:
- New minimum wage rates
- New labor law posters
As always, employers should also examine other employment laws that may apply.
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