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A. Employers shall pay Employees no less than the Minimum Wage set forth below for each hour worked within the geographic boundaries of the City.


Minimum Hourly Wage

October 1, 2016


October 1, 2017


October 1, 2018


B. To prevent inflation from eroding its value, beginning on July 1, 2019, and thereafter on the 1st of July of each year, the Minimum Wage shall increase by an amount corresponding to the prior calendar year’s increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA metropolitan statistical area (or if such index is discontinued, then in the most similar successor index).

C. For the Employer Youth Works and for job training participants up to 25 years of age in youth job training programs operated by a Nonprofit Corporation or a governmental entity, the Minimum Wage shall be increased to $12.00 on October 1, 2017. On October 1, 2018, the Minimum Wage shall be increased to $13.25 and, starting July 1, 2019 and on every July 1 thereafter, the Minimum Wage shall be increased by $1.25 per hour until it is equal to the Minimum Wage paid by all other Employers covered by this Section. An increase of less than $1.25 per hour is permissible only for purposes of making the Minimum Wage provided for under this paragraph equal to the Minimum Wage paid by all other Employers under this Section. Once the Minimum Wage established by this paragraph is equal to the Minimum Wage for all other Employers, it shall increase in the same amounts and on the same terms as for all other Employers as provided by this Section.

D. The requirement to pay Minimum Wage as specified in this Section shall apply to all Employers except where prohibited by state or federal law.

E. A violation for unlawfully failing to pay the Minimum Wage shall be deemed to continue from the date immediately following the date that the wages were due and payable as provided in Part 1 (commencing with Section 200) of Division 2 of the California Labor Code, to the date immediately preceding the date the wages are paid in full.

F. Nothing in this section shall restrict the City from increasing the minimum wage rate beyond the amounts provided for in this section. (Ord. 7505-NS § 1 (part), 2016: Ord. 7352-NS § 1 (part), 2014)