Reminder: San José Minimum Wage Takes Effect March 11
The new minimum wage of $10 per hour in San José goes into
effect on March 11, 2013.
The Minimum Wage Ordinance requires covered employers to pay covered employees a minimum wage of $10.00 per hour for work performed within the City of San José. The ordinance also mandates that, beginning on January 1, 2014, the minimum wage will increase annually if there is an increase in the Consumer Price Index issued by the United States Department of Labor each year.
City officials published detailed information about the new minimum wage for employers and employees on this San José webpage, including an updated frequently asked questions document about the new requirements.
According to the city’s Office of Equality Assurance, the Minimum Wage Ordinance covers:
- Employers that maintain a facility in San José or are subject to the San José business tax; and
- Employees who work at least two hours or more per week in San José, even if their employers are based outside the city limits.
In addition, the ordinance requires covered employers to post
a notice* at the workplace of the current minimum wage rates and the employees’
rights under the local law.
Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content
*CalChamber’s poster reflects the official notice from the city’s Office of Equality Assurance, translated by the office into these languages: English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. This poster is available at the CalChamber store.
CalChamber members can get more detailed information from HRCalifornia’s HR Library page on federal, state and local minimum wages.