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L.A.'s "Raise the Wage LA" Program: Raising the Minimum Wage and Providing Paid Sick Leave

Posted on 10/30/2023
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The City of Los Angeles' "Raise the Wage LA" program is a city initiative to increase the minimum wage and provide paid sick leave for workers in Los Angeles. The program was approved by voters in 2016 and has been implemented in phases since then.

The minimum wage in Los Angeles is currently $16.78 per hour for all employers, regardless of size. This is up from the previous minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in 2016. After 2021, the new Minimum Wage Rate will be updated annually and it will be based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the Los Angeles metropolitan area, which is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

If you are a resident of Los Angeles, you can learn more about the Raise the Wage LA program and your rights as a worker by visiting the website

You can also call the Raise the Wage LA hotline at 1-844-WAGESLA (924-3752) for assistance.