Los Altos – “the heights” in Spanish – Is the latest California city to pass a minimum wage ordinance.
The ordinance, effective Jan. 1, 2017, applies to all adult and minor employees who work two or more hours per week and excludes tips. The Los Altos minimum wage increases to $12 per hour on the effective date, followed by $13.50 Jan. 1, 2018, and $15 Jan. 1, 2019. Beginning January 2020, the minimum wage will increase based on the Consumer Price Index.
The Consumer Price Index, 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 Los Altos Minimum Wage Ordinance is required for all employers with locations in Los Altos.
Posting and Notice Requirements
The effective date of the minimum wage ordinance and accompanying posting is Jan. 1, 2017.