Alameda to Raise Minimum Wage

Last fall, the City Council adopted a minimum wage ordinance to raise the local minimum wage above the state of California’s requirements. Beginning Monday, July 1, the city’s mandatory minimum wage will be $13.50 per hour, regardless the size of the business or the number of employees. Next year, on July 1, 2020, the city’s minimum wage will then increase to $15 per hour. 

Starting on July 1, 2022, (and every July 1 thereafter), the city will adjust its minmum wage using the Consumer Price Index with a cap of 5 percent per year. 

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