Oakland 2016 Minimum Wage and Notice

The Oakland minimum wage increases to $12.55 per hour beginning January 1, 2016. Notice and postings required by December 15, 2015.

Subscribers to GovDocs Labor Law News will recall that in November 2014, Oakland voters approved a citywide minimum wage and tied future minimum wage increases to inflation levels, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Each year, Oakland’s minimum wage may increase, effective January 1.

The new rate of $12.55 per hour is a 2.4 percent increase over the previous rate of $12.25.

Which Workers Are Covered by the Oakland Minimum Wage Ordinance?

Employees who perform at least two hours of work in a workweek and perform the work within the geographic limits of the City of Oakland must be paid at least the minimum established by the City of Oakland.

Employers with businesses in Oakland cannot apply tip credits toward minimum wage payments.

Oakland 2016 Minimum Wage Notice and Posting Requirements

Oakland requires all employers to provide employees notice of the new 2016 minimum wage rate and to display the new 2016 Oakland Minimum Wage Notice by December 15, 2015. (The new rate doesn’t take effect until January 1, 2016, however.)

Employers must provide current employees and new-hires notice of the Oakland minimum wage. The notice must be provided and displayed in all languages spoken by more than 10 percent of the location’s workers.

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2016 Trends in Labor Law Postings

We continue to see more cities establish their own city minimum wages, paid sick leave, and anti-discrimination ordinances, and we expect this trend to continue. For HR managers overseeing company-wide posting compliance across the country, your job is going to get tougher: more research, more tracking, more follow-up. And that all adds up to less time for other important projects.

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