Archive for the ‘Local Ordinances’ Category

Another Bay Area City Approves Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

If you thought the recent local minimum wage ordinance (MWO) trend was starting to slow down, think again. On July 15, 2019, the Petaluma City Council unanimously voted to adopt an MWO accelerating the minimum wage rates currently set forth in California’s minimum wage schedule. Starting January 1, 2020, large businesses with 26 or more […]

30 Jul 19 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Repealed: Emeryville’s Small, Independent Restaurant Minimum Wage Amendment

The saga of Emeryville’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO) amendment for small, independent restaurants has finally came to an end. On July 23, 2019, the Emeryville City Council repealed the MWO amendment that would have allowed small, independent restaurants to pay their employees a lower minimum wage rate of $15 per hour instead of $16.30 per […]

26 Jul 19 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Emeryville Suspends Small, Independent Restaurants Minimum Wage Amendment

As previously reported, a referendum petition on the minimum wage ordinance (MWO) amendment for small, independent restaurants was submitted to the Emeryville City Clerk. Once the Emeryville City Clerk submitted the referendum petition to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV), the ROV checks and certifies the validity of the signatures. The minimum number of […]

11 Jul 19 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Hold On, Small, Independent Restaurants in Emeryville! Minimum Wage Pause in Flux

As previously reported, Emeryville had pushed the “pause” button for a very specific group of employers that would otherwise be subject to the July 1 local minimum wage increase. On July 1, Emeryville’s small, independent restaurants would only pay $15 per hour, instead of the new local minimum wage rate of $16.30 per hour, and […]

28 Jun 19 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Do Local Minimum Wages Change the Exempt Salary Test?

A local minimum wage applies to our nonexempt employees. When the minimum wage increases on July 1, does that mean the salary test for our exempt employees also increases? There are 11 cities and one county that have minimum wages which increase on July 1. These increases to the minimum wage rates apply only to […]

24 Jun 19 - Local Ordinances - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »