What does the Daly City Minimum Wage Ordinance provide?
The Daly City Minimum Wage Ordinance was adopted on January 1, 2019. The Daly City Minimum Wage Ordinance establishes an initial minimum wage rate that goes into effect on February 13, 2019. The employer of any employee who works two or more hours per week within the geographic boundaries of the City must pay covered employees at least the Daly City minimum wage rate. The minimum wage rate is payable regardless of the workers immigration status or the number of employees the employer employs. An employer may not use tips, or fringe benefits such as health insurance, vacation, sick leave or other benefits to offset or use as a credit towards the employer’s obligation to pay the City’s minimum wage. The Daly City, CA Minimum Wage poster to informs employees of their rights under the Ordinance.
When is the minimum wage rate adjusted?
The minimum wage rate increases each January 1. For the first three years, the minimum wage rate increases by a fixed amount. Beginning January 1, 2022, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted for inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Does the Ordinance require notice to employees?
Yes. The official Daly City, CA Minimum Wage Poster must be posted by the employer of any covered employee prominently in the areas at the work site where it will be seen by all employees. The Daly City Minimum Wage Poster is updated each year to reflect the current minimum wage rate. The notice is available in a bilingual (Eng/Spn) or 4-language (Eng/Spn/Chi/Tag) format. Failure to post the employee notice is a violation of the Municipal Code.
How are employees protected under the Ordinance?
Under the Ordinance, employees who assert their rights to receive the City’s minimum wage rate are protected from retaliation. Employees may file a civil lawsuit against their employers for any violation of the Ordinance or may file a complaint with the City of Daly City. The City investigates possible violations and requires access to payroll records. The City enforces violations of the Minimum Wage Ordinance by ordering reinstatement of employees, payment of back wages unlawfully withheld and penalties.