The City of Santa Monica (the City) enacted a minimum wage ordinance (the MWO) that requires you to pay any employee who works at least two hours in one particular week within the geographic boundaries of the City at the local minimum wage rate (the Santa Monica minimum wage).1 The MWO is part of Santa Monica’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.

You can find more information about Santa Monica’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance on the Santa Monica Paid Sick Leave page. You can find more information regarding the MWO on the City's Minimum Wage Ordinance web page. You may also contact the City by phone at (310) 458-8281 or by email at

Read about the July 1, 2021, minimum wage increase.

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