California Employment Law Update — May 2019

California

City of Alameda Minimum Wage Poster Updated

In May 2019, the City of Alameda’s Community Development Department updated its Official Minimum Wage Bulletin to reflect that beginning July 1, 2019, an employee who performs at least two hours of work in a particular workweek within the geographic boundaries of the City of Alameda must be paid at least $13.50 per hour. This minimum wage rate applies equally to all employees, regardless of the size of the employer.

The notice must be posted where employees can easily read it and violators are subject to penalties.

See the bulletin

City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Poster Updated

In May 2019, the Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards Ordinance updated the city’s minimum wage notice to reflect the following increases that are effective July 1, 2019:

  • $13.25 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees; and
  • $14.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.

This notice must be conspicuously posted in any workplace or job site. Violators are subject to penalties.

See the notice

City of Milpitas Minimum Wage Poster Updated

In May 2019, the City Council of Milpitas updated its official minimum wage rate notice to reflect the rate increase to $15 per hour. Employers must post this notice where employees can easily read it. Violators are subject to penalties.

The increase is effective July 1, 2019.

See the notice

San Francisco Minimum Wage Notice Updated

In May 2019, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement updated its San Francisco minimum wage notice to reflect the city and county’s minimum wage increase to $15.59 per hour beginning July 1, 2019. This notice must be posted in the workplace where employees can easily read it. Failure to post this notice may result in penalties.

See the notice

Updated Santa Monica Posters

In April 2019, the City of Santa Monica updated its packet of mandatory workplace posters to reflect the following wage increases effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:

  • The City of Santa Monica minimum wages increase to $13.25 per hour for small businesses, and $14.25 per hour for large businesses.
  • The hotel worker living wage increases to $16.63 per hour.

The packet of posters also includes the city’s paid sick leave notice and service charge law notice. Failure to post these notices subjects employers to penalties.

See the packet