The California legislature passed a law requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide the pay range for all positions including the publication of each employer’s information on the internet. The purpose of the pay transparency bill is to increase pay equity within organizations, eliminating disparities. Employees that are aware of the pay structure in their company have increased commitment. It is essential to implement consistent protocols to ensure job ads reflect accurate pay scales. Using compensation benchmarks such as researching your industry’s market pricing for each position is one strategy to create fairness in wages. Employees are entitled to a nondiscriminatory workplace therefore; it is important to have yearly compensation reviews to guarantee that your company is striving for equitable pay ranges. If you need help determining the market rate for each position and pay ranges, please reach out to us! We can assist.
Beginning January 1, 2023, the California state minimum wage will be $15.50/hour for all employers!
This state minimum wage rate is used to determine the salary threshold for most salary exempt positions. This means, for 2023, you will need to ensure all exempt employees earn at least $64,480 per year.
2023 Local Minimum Wage Rate Increases
These local minimum wage rate increases go into effect on January 1, 2023:
Daly City: $16.07/hour
El Cerrito: $17.35/hour
Foster City: $16.50/hour
Half Moon Bay: $16.45/hour
Hayward: $16.34/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $15.50/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
Los Altos: $17.20/hour
Menlo Park: $16.20/hour
Mountain View: $18.15/hour
Novato: $16.32/hour for employers with 100 or more employees; $16.07/hour for employers with 26-99 employees; $15.53/hour for employers with 1-25 employees;
Palo Alto: $17.25/hour
Redwood City: $17/hour
San Carlos: $16.32/hour
San Diego (city): $16.30/hour
San Jose: $17/hour
San Mateo (city): $16.75/hour
Santa Clara: $17.20/hour
Santa Rosa: $17.06/hour
Sonoma (city): $17/hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $16/hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
South San Francisco: $16.70/hour
West Hollywood: $17.50/hour for employers with 50 or more employees; $17/hour for employers with less than 50 employees.
Tis’ the Season of Company Holiday Parties!
The holiday season is a perfect time to show gratitude for your employees and it is your responsibility to create a safe and welcoming environment inside and outside the workplace. As leaders, it is important to consider a few extra steps to take when throwing a Holiday party.
Remind participants that work policies are still applicable.
Make the event voluntary, if not, hours attended are considered “hours worked” and could trickle into overtime pay that your company will be responsible for.
Be inclusive; guarantee that the holiday party is non-denominational.
If serving alcohol,
Redistribute drug/alcohol policy.
Consider limiting intake by providing 2-3 tickets.
Serve food, coffee and water.
Prepare activities for the last couple of hours.
Offer transportation, rideshares, or designated driver incentives.
Redistribute your company’s harassment policy especially if there is alcohol consumption.
Gift exchange? Gauge the money spent and nature of the gift