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San Francisco Minimum Wage Escalates to $11.05 and Beyond

Rate Effective January 1, 2015

Starting January 1, 2015, employers (regardless of where located) must pay wages of at least $11.05 per hour to each employee who performs work in San Francisco (including temporary and part-time employees). The minimum wage requirement, set forth in the November 4, 2014 San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance, applies to adult and minor employees who work two or more hours per week.

Employees who assert their rights to receive the City’s minimum wage are protected from retaliation and may file a civil lawsuit against their employers for any violation of this ordinance. The City can investigate possible violations, shall have access to payroll records, and can enforce minimum wage requirements by ordering reinstatement, payment of back wages, and penalties.

Affected employers must also post an updated San Francisco Minimum Wage notice where employees can read it easily.

For further information, contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Cindy Bamforth, December 24, 2014