Minimum Wage Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Are employees classified as “learners” paid the minimum wage according to the City of Redwood City Minimum Wage Ordinance?

  • Are non-profit organizations exempt from the City of Redwood City Minimum Wage requirements?

  • Are small businesses exempt from the City of Redwood City Minimum Wage requirements?

  • Are tips and/or gratuity considered a part of the Minimum Wage hourly rate?

  • Can an employee agree to work for less than the City of Redwood City Minimum Wage?

  • Does the City minimum wage apply to employees who work in Redwood City, but are not residents of Redwood City?

  • How much is the City’s proposed Minimum Wage rate?

  • I pay for health insurance, vacation, sick leave and other benefits to my employees. Do these count towards the amount of the Minimum Wage paid to employees?

  • My company is located in the City of Redwood City, but I have employees who work outside of the City of Redwood City. Do I have to pay the Minimum Wage to these employees?

  • My company is not located in the City of Redwood City, but I have employees who work in in the City of Redwood City. Do I have to pay the Minimum Wage to these employees?

  • What are my rights as an employee?

  • What are the penalties for employers that do not pay the City of Redwood City Minimum Wage?

  • What are the penalties for not complying with the new minimum wage?

  • What else besides paying the City of Redwood City Minimum Wage to employees am I required to do?

  • What is CPI and how is it being used for Minimum Wage?

  • What is the difference between the Federal, State and Redwood City’s proposed minimum wage laws?

  • What is the State’s Minimum Wage and what would a local minimum wage mean?

  • What relief may I get as an employee whose rights were violated by an employer that did not pay the local Minimum Wage?

  • When does the change go into effect?

  • Where can I get more information about the City of Redwood City’s Minimum Wage?

  • Which employers are subject to Redwood City’s Business License tax?

  • Who do I contact if my employer is not paying the Minimum Wage?