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Minimum Wage Ordinance

January 1, 2016 - San Jose Minimum Wage

$10.30 per hour

The San Jose Minimum Wage will remain $10.30 per hour effective January 1, 2015.   (News Release 10/1/2015)



2016 Official Minimum Wage Bulletin

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Employee and Employer Documents
San José Workers: Know Your Rights (1/1/16)

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Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities (1/1/16)
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South Bay Minimum Wage by City

CITY

COUNTY

EFFECTIVE DATE

HOURLY RATE OF PAY

Campbell

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Cupertino

City

Santa Clara

          01/01/2016

$10.00

Gilroy

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Los Altos

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Los Altos Hills

Town

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Los Gatos

Town

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Milpitas

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Monte Sereno

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Morgan Hill

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Mountain View

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$11.00

Palo Alto

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

                   $11.00         

San JoseCounty seat

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.30

Santa Clara

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$11.00

Saratoga

City

Santa Clara

01/01/2016

$10.00

Sunnyvale

City

Santa Clara

           01/01/2016

$10.30



Ordinance
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.



City of San Jose Map
Minimum Wage Ordinance- City Boundaries



Resources

San José Minimum Wage News Release (10/1/2013)

Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders

San José Minimum Wage News Release (02/11/2013)

Information Memo on Minimum Wage (12/12/12)

San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Measure D)

Certification of Election Results

News Release (12/11/12)

Questions
Please send your questions about the San Jose Minimum Wage Ordinance to . We will be posting responses to frequently asked questions in this section of the website.