November 6, 2019
Dear Principal Investigators:
As some of you may be aware, the California state minimum wage will increase annually until January 1, 2023. These annual increases also impact the minimum salary requirements for exempt employees.
Exempt employees are positions that are not entitled to receive overtime compensation and, currently under the California law, must earn a fixed monthly salary of at least double the state minimum wage for full-time employment.
Employers have the option of raising salaries for exempt employees above the threshold or reclassifying employees to non-exempt (if applicable).
Below is the California Minimum Wage increase schedule for exempt employees. Please consider this when rebudgeting in your current grant or preparing to submit any proposals:
January 1, 2020
January 1, 2021
January 1, 2022
January 1, 2023
TUC Human Resources department has informed Principal Investigators who will be affected by this change in 2020. However, if you have any questions regarding classification of the employees working in your grant, please contact TUC Human Resources:
- Bridget Salinas, Human Resources Technician – ext. 2687
- Michelle Alcaraz, Human Resources Technician – ext. 3648
For questions regarding rebudgeting in your grant, please reach out to your Post-Award liaison.