By 2018, San Francisco’s Minimum Wage will Increase to $15

By 2018, San Francisco’s Minimum Wage will Increase to $15

Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in San Francisco increased to $11.05 per hour. The increase is a result of the November 2014 ballot measure Proposition J that was overwhelmingly approved by San Francisco residents in November 2014. Proposition J is intended to gradually increase San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018. 

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Employers May not Average Piece-Rate Compensation to Satisfy Requirements of Minimum Wage Laws

Employers May not Average Piece-Rate Compensation to Satisfy Requirements of Minimum Wage Laws

Question:

I work as an auto mechanic (or automotive service technician) at a local auto dealership in California. My compensation is based on a piece-rate system. In other words, I am paid at a “flag-hour” rate of $25 for specific automotive repair projects.  However, I do not receive any compensation for waiting time between the projects or other minor non-repair assignments.

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San Francisco Adopts a New Minimum Wage Rate!

San Francisco Adopts a New Minimum Wage Rate!

According to the San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance, starting January 1, 2012, all employees performing work in the county of San Francisco must be paid not less than $10.24 per hour.  San Francisco is the first city in the United Stated with a minimum wage rate above $10. This increase is a result of a proposition passed by the city’s residents in 2003.

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