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Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect on January 1, 2019

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What's New

The State of California enacted a minimum wage that will reach $15 per hour for all employees by January 1, 2023. The City Council approved a new local minimum wage ordinance after prioritizing the issue in 2017 to help assist low wage earners with the high cost of living in Redwood City. The City’s approach seeks to move quicker than the State’s minimum wage, reaching $15 by 2020, after gaining extensive input from local businesses over the last year.

Starting on January 1, 2019, a local minimum wage of $13.50 will go into effect in Redwood City. On January 1, 2020, the City’s local minimum wage will increase to $15 per hour plus the consumer price index (CPI). After 2020, Redwood City’s local minimum wage will adjust with the Consumer Price Index. This new law applies to all businesses within the geographic boundaries of Redwood City and any employee working at least two or more hours per week.

Qué hay de nuevo

El Estado de California promulgó un salario mínimo que llegará a $ 15 por hora para todos los empleados hasta el día 1 de enero de 2023. El Ayuntamiento aprobó una nueva ordenanza de salario mínimo local después de priorizar el problema en 2017 para ayudar a los trabajadores con salarios bajos con relación a el alto costo de vivienda en Redwood City. Desde el enfoque de la Ciudad es el buscar moverse más rápido que el salario mínimo del Estado, llegando a $15 en el año 2020, después de obtener una amplia participación de las empresas locales en el último año.

A partir del 1 de enero de 2019, se aplicará un salario mínimo local de $ 13.50 en Redwood City. El 1 de enero de 2020, el salario mínimo local de la Ciudad aumentará a $ 15 por hora más el índice de precios al consumidor (IPC). Después de 2020, el salario mínimo local de Redwood City se ajustará con el índice de precios al consumidor. Esta nueva ley se aplica a todas las empresas dentro de los límites geográficos de Redwood City y a cualquier empleado que trabaje al menos dos o más horas por semana.

Local Minimum Wage Implementation Timeline

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Wage Violations

The City of Redwood City is contracting with the San Jose Office of Equality Assurance to provide enforcement for the Minimum Wage Ordinance. Spanish translation is available.

What Employers Need to Know 

Starting January 1, 2019, all businesses operating within the geographic boundaries of the City of Redwood City will be required to pay a minimum wage of $13.50 per hour for all employees working  two or more hours per week.

Each year the City will publish by November 1, a poster announcing the adjusted Minimum Wage rate, which will take effect January 1, every year. It is the employer’s responsibility to post the notice in a visible place for employees to review the current rate and understand their rights.

It is unlawful for an employer or any other party to discriminate in any manner or take adverse action against any person in retaliation for exercising their rights.

The City is responsible for conducting all investigations of any possible violations by an employer or other person. The City has the authority to inspect workplaces, interview people, and request the City Attorney to subpoena books, papers, records, or other items relevant to the enforcement of the minimum wage.

For more information on details pertaining to employer obligations, please visit the FAQ page.

What Employees Need to Know

Minimum Wage_Employees_Flyer_DigitalStarting January 1, 2019, all businesses operating within the geographic boundaries of the City of Redwood City will be required to pay a minimum wage of $13.50 per hour for all employees working two or more hours per week.

As an employee, the City’s ordinance outlines your rights under the new law, including, but not limited to:

The right to file a complaint and inform the City about any business not complying with the City’s local minimum wage regulations

The right to inform any employee of their potential rights and assist them reporting a business not complying with the City’s local minimum wage regulations

To report a suspected violation, you must submit a complaint in writing to the City. Any complaints received by the City are considered confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law; this includes the name or any other identifying information of the employee or person reporting the violation.

For more information about employee rights with regards to the City’s local minimum wage ordinance, please visit the FAQ page.

 

 

Lo que los empleados necesitan saber

Minimum Wage_Employees_Flyer_Spanish_DigitalA partir del 1 de enero de 2019, todas las empresas que operan dentro de los límites geográficos de la Ciudad de Redwood City deberán pagar un salario mínimo de $ 13.50 por hora para todos los empleados que trabajen dos o más horas por semana.

Como empleado, la ordenanza de la Ciudad describe sus derechos bajo la nueva ley, que incluyen, entre otros:

El derecho a presentar una queja e informar a la Ciudad sobre cualquier negocio que no cumpla con las regulaciones de salario mínimo local de la Ciudad

El derecho a informar a cualquier empleado de sus posibles derechos y ayudarlos a reportar a un negocio que no cumpla con las regulaciones del salario mínimo local de la Ciudad.

Para reportar una sospecha de violación, debe presentar una queja por escrito a la Ciudad. Cualquier queja recibida por la Ciudad se considera confidencial hasta el máximo permitido por la ley; esto incluye el nombre o cualquier otra información de identificación del empleado o la persona que informa la violación.

Para obtener más información sobre los derechos de los empleados con respecto a la ordenanza de salario mínimo local de la Ciudad, visite la página de preguntas frecuentes.

Documents

Frequently Asked Questions (Para Español, haga clic en el botón que dice "Select Language" ubicado en la esquina superior derecha  y seleccione Español)

Official City Notice (English)

Official City Notice (Spanish)

Flyer for Employers (English)

Flyer for Employers (Spanish)

Flyer for Employees (English)

Flyer for Employees (Spanish)

 

If you have questions, or need additional information contact the City Manager’s Office at:

City of Redwood City

City Manager’s Office

1017 Middlefield Ave

Redwood City, CA 94063

(650) 780-7300

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Other Helpful Links      

Largest Jobs Concentration in Redwood City

March 26, 2018 City Council Presentation

March 26, 2018 City Council Meeting Staff Report

Approved Ordinance