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June 12, 2018 > City ordinance prompts hike in minimum wage

City ordinance prompts hike in minimum wage

Submitted By Alice Kim

Workers in San Leandro who earn minimum wage will see a $1 boost in their hourly pay to $13 per hour effective July 1. The increase is part of an ordinance adopted by the San Leandro City Council in September 2016 that accelerates local implementation of the State of CaliforniaÕs minimum wage laws over several years. The annual implementation schedule of local hourly minimum wage requirements will be:

¥ July 1, 2018 -- $13
¥ July 1, 2019 -- $14
¥ July 1, 2020 -- $15

Under the ordinance, employees who assert rights to receive the cityÕs minimum wage are protected from retaliation. Employees may file a civil lawsuit against employers for any violation of the ordinance. Employees may also notify the cityÕs Finance Department if they believe an employer is failing to abide by the ordinance.

More information about the ordinance, including wage bulletins for employers is posted on the San Leandro website at www.sanleandro.org/mimimumwage.

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