LOCAL MINIMUM WAGES AND PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCES

A frustration to many California businesses who operate statewide is the ability to confidently and consistently comply with the various minimum wage and paid sick leave laws.

As you know, cities in California continue to pass local ordinances relating to the minimum wage and paid sick leave that can differ from one jurisdiction to the next.  And, eligibility rules may vary from city to city.

The local wage document and chart below is intended to provide you with the most current information on these laws with links to the city websites for more detailed information.

IMPORTANTThe minimum wage rates in these cities may change at any time; employers should closely monitor them. Check with your local city government as to whether any local minimum wage ordinance might apply to your workforce.

City Minimum

Wage Rate

Posting Requirement Paid Sick Leave City Website
Berkeley $12.53/hour effective

October 1, 2016

Yes No Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO)http://www.cityofberkeley.info/mwo/
El Cerrito $11.60/hour ($12.25/ hour effective January 1, 2017) Yes No City of El Cerrito

http://www.el-cerrito.org/index.aspx?NID=940

Emeryville $13/hour for businesses with 55 or fewer employees (effective

July 1, 2016)

 

$14.82/hour for businesses with more than 55 employees

(effective July 1, 2016)

Yes Yes City of Emeryvillehttp://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/1024/MinimumWage-Ordinance
Long Beach* $14.07/hour (effective

July 1, 2016)

No** Yes Municipal Code 5.48.020

https://www.municode.com/library/ca/long_beach/codes/municipal_code?nodeId=TIT5REBUTRPR_CH5.48HOMO_5.48.020

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Los Altos $12/hour effective

January 1, 2017

Yes No Ordinance Meeting  http://los-altos.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?

view_id=4&event_id=282&meta_id=47881

Los Angeles City $10.50/hour (effective

July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees; requirement for smaller employers delayed until

2017)

 

$15.37/hour*

Yes Yes Office of Wage Standardshttp://wagesla.lacity.org/ 

 

Ordinance No. 183241 (Hotel Workers)http://clkrep.lacity.org/

onlinedocs/2014/14-0223_ord_183241.pdf

Los Angeles

County

(Unincorporated Areas)

$10.50/hour (effective

July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees; requirement for smaller employers delayed until

2017)

Yes No Los Angeles County Wage Enforcement

Program

http://dcba.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dca/main/home/wageenforcement

* Applies to hotel workers            ** Requires written notification ofrate adjustments

City Minimum

Wage Rate

Posting Requirement Paid Sick Leave City Website
Malibu $10.50/hour (effective July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees; requirement for smaller employers delayed until 2017) Yes No City of Malibu Minimum Wagehttp://www.malibucity.org/minimumwage
Mountain View $11/hour effective July 1,

2016 ($13/hour beginning

January 1, 2017)

Yes No City of Mountain View

http://www.mountainview.gov/depts/comdev/economicdev/ city_minimum_wage.asp

Oakland $12.55/hour*** Yes Yes Minimum Wage Ordinance

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityAdministration/d/MinimumWage/OAK051451

Palo Alto $11/hour ($12/hour effective January 1, 2017) Yes No City of Palo Alto

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/topics/

minimum_wage.asp

Pasadena $10.50/hour (effective July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees; requirement for smaller employers delayed until 2017) Yes No Minimum Wage Report http://www.cityofpasadena.net/EkContent.aspx?

theme=Navy&id=8589941348&bid=2970&style=news

Richmond $11.52/hour ($12.30/hour effective January 1, 2017) Yes No Richmond’s Minimum Wage Ordinancehttp://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?

nid=2615

San Diego $10.50/hour effective July 11, 2016 ($11.50/hour effective January 1, 2017) Yes Yes Minimum Wage Program

https://www.sandiego.gov/treasurer/minimum-wage-program

San Francisco $13/hour effective July 1,

2016

Yes Yes Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO)http://sfgov.org/olse/minimum-wageordinance-mwo

 

Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PLSO)

http://sfgov.org/olse/PAID-SICK-LEAVEORDINANCE-PSLO

San José $10.30/hour ($10.40/hour effective January 1, 2017)*** Yes No Minimum Wage Ordinancehttp://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?

nid=3491

*** Annual increases tied to Consumer Price Index

City Minimum

Wage Rate

Posting Requirement Paid Sick Leave City Website
San Mateo $12/hour (effective January 1,

2017)

Yes No City of San Mateo Minimum Wage Ordinance

http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?nid=3278

Santa Clara $11/hour ($11.10/hour effective January 1, 2017)*** Yes No City of Santa Clara

http://santaclaraca.gov/government/departments/city-manager/minimum-wage-ordinance

Santa Monica $10.50/hour (effective July 1, 2016 for employers with 26 or more employees; requirement for smaller

employers delayed until 2017)

 

$13.25/hour*

Yes Yes Santa Monica Housing and Economic

Developmenthttps://www.smgov.net/departments/HED/Economic_Development/

Minimum_Wage_Proposal.aspx

Sunnyvale $11/hour effective July 1,

2016 ($13/hour effective

January 1, 2017)

Yes No Minimum Wage in Sunnyvalehttp://sunnyvale.ca.gov/DoingBusiness/

EconomicDevelopment/

MinimumWage.aspx

* Applies to hotel workers*** Annual increases tied to Consumer PriceIndex

 

CAL SMACNA is pleased to provide you with this CAPITOL UPDATE.  If you should have questions about this bill, or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Walker at (916) 363-7460 or chris@cal-smacna.org