Last week, minimum wage changes in San Diego and Washington, D.C. were announced.
In San Diego, voters approved raising the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour and it will take effect almost immediately, as soon as election results are certified. It will rise again to $11.50 per hour on January 1, 2017, and then beginning January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will continue to increase by an amount that corresponds to the wage increase of the previous year, if any, in the Consumer Price Index’s cost of living.
In our nation’s capital, the city council approved raising the minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 per hour. The mayor is expected to sign the bill into law this summer. The wage was already set to rise to $11.50 on July 1, 2016; now it will continue to increase in annual increments of around $.70 until it reaches $15.00 by July 1, 2020. Starting July 1, 2021, minimum wage increases will be based on the Consumer Price Index increase.
Household employers in these cities should begin preparing for these changes for their affected employees. Contact GTM at (800) 929-9213 for more information and to see how we help families manage their household payroll responsibilities.