Richmond, Calif. 2016 Minimum Wage Increase

$11.52 per hour in 2016 for Richmond, California minimum wage workers. Revised posting required.

Beginning January 1, 2016, employers in Richmond, California will need to give their minimum wage workers a pay boost. The new rate of $11.52 per hour represents a 16 percent increase over the previous rate – and it’s not done increasing.

The Richmond Minimum Wage Ordinance establishes a $13.00 per hour minimum wage for 2018 with the rate being adjusted for inflation beginning 2019, subject to changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The City would announce any increases to the rate by October 1 each year.

If an employer pays at least $1.50 per hour towards an employee’s medical benefits plan, then the employer can deduct the $1.50 from the minimum wage amount.

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Richmond California Minimum Wage Posting Requirements

The revised Richmond Minimum Wage Notice is required to be displayed January 1, 2016 “in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job site where any Employee works”.

Additionally, if at least 5 percent of workers in a Richmond business speak any language other than English, then the employer should display the minimum wage notice in that language. The City of Richmond provides versions in Spanish, Chinese, and Laotian.

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Sacramento Establishes Minimum Wage for 2017

Sacramento among growing list of U.S. cities moving toward indexed minimum wages.

The Sacramento City Council adopted an ordinance to establish a citywide minimum wage of $10.50 in 2017 with incremental increases to $12.50 per hour by 2020. Thereafter, the City would adjust the rate for inflation annually based on inflation levels indicated by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The ordinance covers all businesses within the city limits of Sacramento; however, businesses with fewer than 40 employees can delay implementation for six months.

Sacramento Minimum Wage Schedule

Sacramento’s minimum wage will reach $12.50 per hour by 2020 and allows a six-month “small business delay” for employers with fewer than 40 employees. The rate increases in the following stages.

101 or more employees

  • January 1, 2017: $10.50
  • January 1, 2018: $11.00
  • January 1, 2019: $11.75
  • January 1, 2020: $12.50
  • January 1, 2021: Indexed to CPI

100 or fewer employees

  • July 1, 2017: $10.50
  • July 1, 2018: $11.00
  • July 1, 2019: $11.75
  • July 1, 2020: $12.50
  • July 1, 2021: Indexed to CPI

Exemptions to Sacramento Minimum Wage

Workers in the following classifications are exempted from the Sacramento minimum wage are eligible rates determined under California or Federal minimum wage requirements.

  • Workers 17 years old or younger
  • Workers with developmental disabilities

Sacramento Minimum Wage Posting Requirements

Sacramento will release a required minimum wage posting, most likely late 2016 to satisfy the posting requirements detailed in the new ordinance:

By December 1st of each year, the City shall publish and make available to employers a

notice announcing the minimum wage rates for the upcoming year. Employers shall post the notice in a conspicuous place in each workplace that is visible to all of their employees.

The new Sacramento minimum wage ordinance doesn’t take effect until January 1, 2017, so no need to rush out and order posters just yet. Depending on how the City designs the initial posting, businesses may have to update the Sacramento minimum wage notice each year.

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