Archive for the ‘Local Ordinances’ Category

City of Belmont Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of Belmont has joined the ever-expanding list of California municipalities with local minimum wage ordinances. Acknowledging the high cost of living on the San Francisco Peninsula, the City Council adopted the Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) at its November 28 meeting. The ordinance is effective December 28, 2017; however, employers will not have […]

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First Conviction for Violation of Santa Monica Minimum Wage Requirements

The City of Santa Monica has announced its first conviction for violation of the city’s minimum wage laws. A hotel-based retail business entered a “no contest” plea to three misdemeanor counts of failing to pay employees the city-required minimum wage and one count of unlawful retaliation against an employee. Under the plea agreement with the […]

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October 1: New Local Ordinance, Minimum Wage Hike and Updated Poster for Employers in Berkeley

This fall, employers who have employees in the City of Berkeley will have a new local ordinance, a minimum wage hike and a new poster. On October 1, 2017, Berkeley’s Paid Sick Leave (PSL) ordinance goes into effect, and Berkeley’s minimum wage will rise to $13.75 per hour. Additionally, employers will need to post an […]

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Santa Clara to Raise City Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2019

On August 22, the Santa Clara City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO), changing the MWO’s annual rate increase schedule to reach $15/hour by 2019. Changes will affect employers beginning January 1, 2018. Prior to the MWO amendment, the minimum wage had no specified increases after January 1, 2017.  Instead, […]

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Two New San Francisco Ordinances for 2018: Lactation Accommodation and Salary History Ban

In the past few weeks, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed two new local ordinances relating to lactation accommodation and requests for salary history, which will affect San Francisco employers beginning in 2018. Lactation Accommodation Beginning January 1, 2018, San Francisco’s “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance” will increase existing California and federal protections for nursing […]

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