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Minimum Wage Rates: Effective Jan 1, 2022

Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022!

Do you know what the minimum wage for 2022 will be in California and in San Diego? As with every year, we have a few HR updates for 2022 that every business should know.

Your trusted Human Resource partners at Optima Office do.  Not only does Optima Office provide you with the most up to date Laws and Regulations that you may not be aware of, but we also provide your business with more than 30 years of HR expertise and HR services.

Some parts of California, including San Diego, have their own minimum wages, which will require all employers to pay a minimum of $15 per hour, regardless of size, effective January 1, 2022.

Minimum Wage for Employers with 26 or More Employees

  • 1/1/2022 = $15/hr
  • 1/1/2023 = $15/hr

Minimum Wage for Employers with 25 or Fewer Employees

  • 1/1/2022 = $14/hr
  • 1/1/2023 = $15/hr

The San Diego Municipal Code (SDMC) Chapter 3, Article 9, Division 1 became effective on July 11, 2016. (For more information click the hyperlink San Diego Municipal Code (SDMC) Chapter 3, Article 9, Division 1)

For a list of FAQ’s, please visit for more information.

If you have additional minimum wage questions, sick leave questions, or HR question in general, please do not hesitate to reach out to your HR partner. We look forward to supporting you.

Thank you,
Optima Office, Inc.
5120 Shoreham Place Suite 285
San Diego, CA 92122
Office: 858-283-1234

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