Middle Market employers in Silicon Valley need to be familiar not only with the state minimum wage, but also any local minimum wage laws that may be applicable to them, and on July 1, a few cities, including San Jose, San Francisco and Emeryville, had new minimum wages go into effect:
|San Francisco||$14 per hour|
|San Jose||$12 per hour|
|Emeryville||$14 per hour for employers with 55 or fewer employees; $15.20 per hour with 56 or more employees|
California’s minimum wage rose earlier this year to $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. In recent years, however, many cities and counties have enacted their own minimum wage rules. Compliance with local ordinances can be complicated, because some ordinances apply only to businesses that are based in the city in question, while others apply to all employees who work some minimum number of hours in the city.
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