Minimum Wage

At its Regular meeting on March 28, 2016, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 404 establishing a Minimum Wage covering all employees working within the Malibu city limits, regardless of immigration or work status. The ordinance became effective on July 1, 2016.

See the press release on the Minimum Wage Ordinance

The ordinance established Malibu Municipal Code Chapter 5.36 with the purpose of avoiding wage discrepancies between Malibu and neighboring jurisdictions, keeping Malibu competitive in the job market, helping to ensure that workers in Malibu are paid adequate living wages, and preventing workers from leaving Malibu for higher paying jobs, which also helps reduce traffic on local streets and Pacific Coast Hwy.

The ordinance established the following schedule for increases to the minimum wage for all employers with 26 or more employees:

  • July 1, 2016 $10.50 per hour
  • July 1, 2017 $12.00 per hour
  • July 1, 2018 $13.25 per hour
  • July 1, 2019 $14.25 per hour
  • July 1, 2020 $15.00 per hour

The ordinance provided a one-year delay for employers with 25 or fewer employees, so increases for those employers began July 1, 2017, and increase annually according to the same schedule until reaching $15.00 per hour in 2021.

Beginning January 1, 2022, the minimum wage for all employers will be adjusted based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and will become effective on July 1, 2022.

A City of Malibu Minimum Wage Ordinance poster is available for download to all Malibu employers, and should be displayed in the same conspicuous and accessible place at all job sites where mandated federal and state labor postings are required to be displayed.