Latest Mandatory Posting Updates: Minimum Wage

By Kris Janisch
Published Oct. 27, 2019

Latest Mandatory Posting Updates: Minimum Wage October 2019

Of course, several more posting updates will be announced as 2020 draws closer. Employers should verify their compliance in jurisdictions where they have locations and/or employees. 

History of Minimum Wage Infographic August 2019As the days grow shorter, the list of mandatory posting updates grows longer. Cities and states have announced mandatory posting updates for minimum wage in recent weeks.

With 2020 just two and a half months away, employers must get ready for increases to minimum wage rates. But beyond the payroll implications, compliance teams should make sure they’re prepared for updating postings.

Below is a list of mandatory posting updates that have been announced so far in October. By Jan. 1, 2020, businesses in the corresponding jurisdictions must hang these postings in a conspicuous area or provide them electronically, if applicable.

Of course, several more updates will be announced as 2020 draws closer. Employers should verify their compliance in jurisdictions where they have locations and/or employees. For those who want to get ahead of the required date, the following postings are currently available.

Albuquerque, N.M.

In Albuquerque, N.M., employers will be required to have the new posting up in both English and Spanish.

The 2020 rates will be:

  • $9.35 for most employees
  • $8.35 if the employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and the employer pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500
  • $5.60 for tipped employees

Sonoma, Calif.

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The new minimum wage posting has been announced in Sonoma, Calif., with rates moving to:

  • $13.50 for companies with 26 or more employees
  • $12.50 for companies with 25 or fewer employees

Redwood City, Calif.

Redwood City, Calif., has an updated minimum wage posting that is required for all employers.

Spanish and Chinese versions of the posting are optional.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, the new rate will be $15 an hour for all employees.

San Mateo, Calif.

In San Mateo, Calif., the Spanish version of the new posting is optional for all employers.

The new rate in 2020 will be $15.38 per hour, and that includes employees at nonprofits, which is a change from the current law.

San Diego

For employers in San Diego, the updated posting is also required in Spanish for companies with 5 percent or more of their workers who speak the language.

Minimum wage in San Diego increases to $13 next year.


County and City Minimum Wage Guide - Guide Page July 1 2019In Ohio, the required posting will include the new minimum wage rates:

  • $8.70
  • $4.35 for tipped employees

The new rates apply to businesses with annual gross receipts above $319,000 a year. For smaller companies and young workers (14- and 15-year-olds), the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 applies.

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