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Who must post the Alameda, CA Minimum Wage Poster?
Employers that maintain a place of business in Alameda or are subject to the City of Alameda’s business license requirement, regardless of the size of the business, are required to post the official Alameda, CA Minimum Wage Poster. (Alameda Code of Ordinances 4-60.30). Employers must post the Minimum Wage notice in English and employee’s preferred language if requested. The Alameda, CA Minimum Wage Poster is updated annually to reflect the current minimum wage rate.
What does the law require?
The law requires employers to pay the minimum wage rate to each employee who performs at least two (2) hours or more per week of work within the City limits. The minimum wage rate increases each July 1, as follows:
- July 1, 2019 – $13.50
- July 1, 2020 – $15.00
- July 1, 2022 – Adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index
Facts about the Minimum Wage Ordinance:
- All workers in the City of Alameda, whether or not legally authorized to work in the United States, must be paid the minimum wage rate.
- The law applies to full-time and part-time employees and employees under the age of 18.
- An employer may not use an employee’s tips or fringe benefits as a credit towards the employer’s obligation to pay the employee the City’s minimum wage rate.
- It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate or retaliate against any employee who asserts his or her rights to be paid the City’s minimum wage.
- The law requires employers to maintain payroll records for four years.
- Employees may file a civil lawsuit against their employers for violations of the Alameda Minimum Wage Ordinance and may file a complaint with the City’s Community Development Department.
- An employer found out of compliance with the Ordinance is subject to an administrative or criminal citation under the Ordinance. An employer found out of compliance with the Ordinance may be required to pay (1) back wages for pay that was unlawfully withheld or underpaid, and/or (2) civil penalties of $50 per day to each affected employee and the City.