Santa Clara, CA Minimum Wage Ordinance Employee Protections
The Santa Clara, California Minimum Wage Ordinance (Santa Clara City Code Chapter 3.20) requires employers to pay employees that perform at least two (2) hours of work per week within Santa Clara at least the City’s minimum wage rate for work performed within the City.
The Ordinance covers all employers subject to the Santa Clara Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Santa Clara, California.
Failing to pay an employee at least the minimum wage rate is unlawful. The City may issue administrative and civil penalties, damages and other forms of relief to remedy non-compliance. A person whose rights have been violated may also initiate a civil action.
Notice & Recordkeeping
- Covered employers are required to post in the workplace a notice informing employees of their rights under the Ordinance.
- The notice must be posted in the top three languages spoken in the City.
- The poster is available in a 3-language format that includes English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- Employers are required to maintain payroll records for a period of four (4) years.