- The Minimum Wage Poster includes the current minimum wage rates for large employers (employers with 56 or more employees who work within Emeryville) and the minimum wage rate for small employers (employers with 55 or fewer employees who work within Emeryville).
- The minimum wage rates for large businesses is adjusted annually for inflation every July 1 based on the annual increase in the local Consumer Price Index (CPI).
- Small business minimum wage rates will increase in increments until 2019 when the small business minimum wage rate will match the large business minimum wage rate.
- Beginning July 1, 2020, the minimum wage rate for all employers will be increased based on the prior year’s increase in the CPI.
- The notice also describes Paid Sick Leave eligibility and annual accrual rates. Paid Sick Leave applies to full-time, part-time and temporary employees. Employees accrue one (1) hour Paid Sick Leave for every 30 hours worked, up to:
- 48 Paid Sick Leave hours for employees of small businesses
- 72 Paid Sick Leave hours for employees of large businesses
- Paid Sick Leave may be used for the employee’s own health care or to care for a family member with a health condition
- Employees who assert their rights to receive the City’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave benefits are protected from retaliation. Employees may file a civil lawsuit against their employers for any violation of the law and may seek remedies in the form of back pay, reinstatement and/or injunctive relief.
- Employees may also file a complaint with the City. The poster provides city contact information.
- The fine for failure to post is $500.
Notice & Recordkeeping
- Emeryville employers must post the official Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave notice in all languages spoken by 10% or more of employees in the workplace.
- Employers must also provide each new hire with written notification of his or her rights under the law.
- Employers must maintain payroll, paid sick leave accrual, and service charge collection and distribution records for at least three (3) years.
- An employer must provide an employee with a copy of the employee’s payroll, sick leave and service charge records upon the employee’s reasonable request.