San Francisco Boosts Minimum Wage for the Second Time This Year

Current San Francisco Minimum Wage posters remain effective until 4/30/15

This year, San Francisco, California is making headlines for increasing the minimum wage rate twice in one year. The first increase went into effect January 1, 2015 and raised the minimum wage to $11.05 per hour. The next increase takes effect May 1, 2015 when the minimum wage rate will bump up to $12.25 per hour.

The January 1, 2015 minimum wage rate increase reflects San Francisco’s annual adjustment of the minimum wage based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The May 1, 2015 minimum wage rate increase initiates the first of several planned minimum wage rate increases scheduled in Proposition J passed by voters last November. Proposition J fixes the minimum wage rates for the next four years. The minimum wage rate for subsequent years will be determined using the CPI formula. The following table lists the rate increases and effective dates:

Effective Date                        Minimum Wage Rate
1/1/2015                                             $11.05
5/1/2015                                             $12.25
7/1/2016                                             $13.00
7/1/2017                                             $14.00
7/1/2018                                             $15.00
July 1st each year thereafter            CPI Increase

San Francisco’s Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to employees who perform at least two (2) hours of work for an employer within the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco in any given week. The law requires every employer to post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job site where any covered employee works an official notice informing employees of the current Minimum Wage rate and of their rights under the law. Notices must be posted in English, Spanish, Chinese and any other language spoken by at least five percent of the employees at the workplace or job site.

Order your May 1, 2015 six-language San Francisco Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Poster today by clicking here. Make sure your San Francisco Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Poster for January 1, 2015 remains posted through April 30, 2015.

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