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Office of Equality Assurance
200 E. Santa Clara St.- 5th fl.
San Jose, CA 95113

(408) 535-8430

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Minimum Wage Ordinance
Current and future City of San José Minimum Wage Rates
$13.50 per hour $15.00 on January 1, 2019

City of San José voters approved the Minimum Wage Ordinance on November 6, 2012. It required employers to pay their employees a minimum hourly wage for work performed within the City of San José. On November 15, 2016, San José City Council approved a plan to achieve a $15.00 per hour minimum wage by 2019.

Minimum Wage Posters Chinese
2019 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin English Spanish Vietnamese
2018 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese
San José Workers: Know Your Rights (1/1/18) English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese
Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities English Spanish Vietnamese Chinese

Additional Resources

South Bay Minimum Wage Rates by City

Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders

San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ord. 29829)

Wage Theft is a Crime (California Labor Commissioner's Office)

For questions regarding the City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance contact the Office of Equality Assurance at (408) 535-8430 or email .