On TeamTalk this week, Stuart Terry sent a reminder that employees must receive notice from their employer of the scheduled change of pay rate because on July 1, the minimum wage in California increased from $8 per hour to $9 per hour. Click on the attachment below for the official notice for all employers to post or distribute explaining the minimum wage increase (be sure to document that you did it). Official Minimum Wage Notice California employers should ensure that all hours worked as of July 1, 2014 are paid at the new higher rate. Employers should also review base salaries for all exempt employees to ensure they still qualify as exempt employees (i.e., they are paid at least two times the minimum wage, which works out to $37,440 annually). The minimum wage will increase again to $10 an hour on January 1, 2016.