The minimum wage in the city of Santa Clarita for all industries is $11 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees and $10.50 an hour for businesses with 25 or fewer employees, effective January 1.
The city of Santa Clarita follows the state of California minimum wage requirements.
Businesses in the unincorporated Los Angeles County may be subject to a different rate.
Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers:
Q). May an employee agree to work for less than the minimum wage?
A): No. The minimum wage is an obligation of the employer and cannot be waived by any agreement, including collective bargaining agreements. Any remedial legislation written for the protection of employees may not be violated by agreement between the employer and employee. Civil Code Sections 1668 and 3513
Q). Is the minimum wage the same for both adult and minor employees?
A): Yes. There is no distinction made between adults and minors when it comes to payment of the minimum wage.
Q). I work in a restaurant as a waitperson. Can my employer use my tips as a credit toward its obligation to pay me the minimum wage?
A): No. An employer may not use an employee’s tips as a credit toward its obligation to pay the minimum wage.
Q). What can I do if my employer doesn’t pay me at least the minimum wage?
A): You can either file a wage claim with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (the Labor Commissioner’s Office), or file a lawsuit in court against your employer to recover the lost wages. Additionally, if you no longer work for this employer, you can make a claim for the waiting time penalty pursuant to Labor Code Section 203.
For more information about the state and local minimum wage, click [here].