El Cerrito Citywide Minimum Wage

By Kelsey Basten

Published on March 28, 2016

Citing income statistics that place 30 percent of El Cerrito households in the low-income to extremely-low-income categories, the City passed a citywide minimum wage that will take effect July 1, 2016. (Read the Minimum Wage Ordinance.)

The City stage a series of planned wage increases beginning January 1, 2017 and each January 1 thereafter until the El Cerrito minimum wage rate will be tied to the cost of living and review annually.

Be on the lookout for even more exciting news from El Cerrito: the City Council soon will consider implementing a paid sick leave and hospitality service charge ordinance.
El Cerrito Minimum Wage Increase Schedule

  • July 1, 2016: $11.60 per hour
  • January 1, 2017: $12.25 per hour
  • January 1, 2018: $13.60 per hour
  • January 1, 2019: $15.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2020 and each year thereafter, the wage will increase based on changes in the local Consumer Price Index (CPI)

El Cerrito Minimum Wage Posting and Notice Requirements

The El Cerrito minimum wage ordinance includes a posting requirement for employers beginning in July 2016 to post a notice (in a conspicuous place, of course) that the City will provide.

El Cerrito will provide translated version for all language spoken by at least 10 percent of the workforce within the geographic limits of the city.

Employers must display the notice is any language spoken by at least 10 percent of the company workforce in El Cerrito. If they City does not offer a translation that the company is required to post, it is up to the employer to provide an accurate translation for the most current version.

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