UPDATED: San Diego Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Effective July 11, 2016
Voters approved San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance on June 7, 2016, but the effective date was delayed until the election results were certified.
The certification is now completed, and the ordinance took effect on July 11, 2016. Under the ordinance:
- Employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego must now be paid a minimum wage of at least $10.50 per hour.
- The minimum wage increases to $11.50 per hour on January 1, 2017.
- Beginning on January 1, 2019, the minimum wage will be tied to the Consumer Price Index and adjust as necessary based on the cost of living.
- Employers will also need to provide paid sick leave to employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego.
- Employers must post notices in the workplace regarding the ordinance.
See the Office of the Treasurer’s website for updated information about the ordinance, including the minimum wage and sick leave notices. CalChamber’s San Diego City Labor Laws poster is available for pre-order by calling (800) 331-8877.
Erika Pickles, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/HR Adviser
HRCalifornia members can find more information on local minimum wage ordinances and paid sick leave ordinances in the HR Library’s Paid Sick Leave section and in the Comparison of California State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws chart. Not a member? See how CalChamber can help you.