New California City Ordinances and Wage Changes for 2020

New California City Ordinances and Wage Changes for 2020

California employers must be mindful of local minimum wage ordinances. As of January 1, 2020, about 15 cities and counties set the local minimum wage at $15 or more per hour, even to businesses that do not reside there if their employee performs a certain number of hours of work in a week within the geographical city or county limits. 

Jan. 1, 2020 Increases:

Cupertino
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.35, up from $15

Daly City
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $13.75, up from $12

El Cerrito
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.37, up from $15

Los Altos
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.40, up from $15

Menlo Park 
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15, up from the state rates

Mountain View
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $16.05, up from $15.65

Oakland
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $14.14, up from $13.80

Palo Alto
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.40, up from $15

Petaluma
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15 for employers with 26 or more employees (up from $11)
-Increasing to $14 for employers with 25 or fewer employees (up from $12)

Redwood City
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.38, up from $13.50

Richmond 
-Richmond was scheduled for an increase on Jan. 1, 2020.
However, as of now, the wage rate will remain at $15 an hour

San Diego
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $13, up from $12

San Jose
-Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.25, up from $15

San Mateo
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.38, up from $15
-Minimum Wage rate management tips.
The city previously had a different minimum wage rate for nonprofit businesses. In 2020 the rates will be the same for both.

Santa Clara
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15.40, up from $15

Sonoma
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $13.50 for employers with 26 or more employees (up from $11)
-Increasing to $12.50 for employers with 25 or fewer employees (up from $12)

South San Francisco
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $15, up from $12

Sunnyvale
-Effective date: Jan. 1, 2020
-Increasing to $16.05, up from $15.65

This information provided on this website is meant to provide general information and does not constitute as legal/ medical advice.

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