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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 »

Local Minimum Wage Ordinance Hikes Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass minimum wage ordinances and other employment laws relating to paid sick leave and criminal background checks. On July 1, 2019, several local minimum wage rates will increase, and two new local minimum wage ordinances will go into effect. Minimum Wage Increases The following cities and county […]

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

Sonoma Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of Sonoma is the latest city to adopt a local minimum wage ordinance. On June 10, 2019, the Sonoma City Council adopted the Sonoma Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), which will raise the minimum wage to $13.50 per hour for large employers and $12.50 per hour for small employers, effective January 1, 2020. The […]

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

Emeryville Pauses Minimum Wage Increases for Small, Independent Restaurants

Update: As of June 25, 2019, the minimum wage increase pause for small, independent restaurants is in flux and may not be valid. Small, independent restaurants wanting to take advantage of this provision should visit the City of Emeryville webpage for further information. The Emeryville City Council voted to push the “pause” button for a very […]

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