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.
UPDATED MAY 7, 2012
In one of the previous posts, we reported how in October 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011 that requires all California private-sector employers to provide a written notice of specified basic job terms to all nonexempt employees. The law becomes effective on January 1, 2012.
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.
In their latest efforts to crackdown on independent contractor misclassifications, California legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new measure (SB 459) which imposes strict financial penalties on companies and individuals who “willfully” misclassify employees as independent contractors.
In a previous post, we discussed how the newly added section 2810.5 of the California Labor Code requires all employers to provide a written notice of basic employment terms to all employees. In the same spirit, on October 7, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown also signed into law a bill that would require all employment commission arrangements to be in writing (effective January 1, 2013).
I n October 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of wage and hour measures that are desigend to provide more protections to California workers and impose strict civil and criminal liability on employers violating labor laws. Among them is the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011.