As 2016 winds down, Cupertino – yet another California city – has enacted a new minimum wage ordinance.
Passed by the Cupertino City Council Oct. 4, the ordinance is effective Jan. 1, 2017, and applies to all employees who perform two or more hours of work per week in the city.
The minimum wage increases from $10 to $12 per hour Jan. 1, and will be adjusted based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) the same date of each subsequent year, reaching $15 by 2019.
The CPI, produced by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, represents monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
What Companies Are Affected?
The Cupertino Minimum Wage Ordinance is required for all employers with locations in Cupertino.
The effective date of the minimum wage law and accompanying posting is Jan. 1, 2017. Employers are required to display the posting in a conspicuous place in the top three languages spoken in Cupertino (based on city census data). Although the city doesn’t specify the top three languages, GovDocs has learned they are English, Hindi and Mandarin. Spanish and Vietnamese versions are also available.