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Minimum Wage Ordinance

January 1, 2017 - San Jose Minimum Wage
$10.50 per hour*

2017 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin
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San José Workers: Know Your Rights (1/1/17)
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Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities (1/1/17)
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On November 15, 2016, San Jose City Council approved changes to the Minimum Wage Ordinance, raising the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2019.  The San Jose minimum wage will increase according to the following schedule:

Effective Date Minimum Wage per Hour
January 6, 2017 $10.50
July 1, 2017 $12.00
January 1, 2018 $13.50
January 1, 2019 $15.00


South Bay Minimum Wage Rates by City

Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders

San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ord. 29829)

The Minimum Wage Ordinance was passed by City of San José voters on November 6, 2012. It required employers to pay their employees a minimum wage of $10.00 per hour for work performed within the City of San José and required the minimum wage to increase annually by the cost of living, if any, beginning on January 1, 2014. 

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