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In an effort to help working households achieve economic security, the San Carlos City Council adopted a local minimum wage that applies to all employers that maintain a place of business or perform any work/service within San Carlos city limits.

The Ordinance sets the minimum wage in San Carlos at $15 per hour plus the annual change in Consumer Price Index at a maximum of 3.5% (maximum wage $15.53 per hour) effective January 1, 2021.

Businesses will be notified of the 2021 minimum wage rate by November 1, 2020.

 Increase Timing

 Hourly Rate
Current Wage  State Level
 January 1, 2021  $15.00 plus CPI (max 3.5%)
 January 1, 2022 and beyond  Previous year plus CPI (max 3.5%)

 

minimum wage documents available for download
Adopted Ordinance  Municipal Code  Official Notice (will be posted November 1, 2020)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the City of San Carlos Minimum Wage Ordinance and how does this affect my business?
What is the Minimum Wage in the City of San Carlos?
There are several Minimum Wage laws: Federal, State, and City of San Carlos. What is the difference and which one applies to local businesses?
Does the San Carlos Minimum Wage apply to employees who are under the age of 18?
Are employees classified as “learners” paid the minimum wage according to the San Carlos Minimum Wage Ordinance?
Do I have to pay the Minimum Wage, even if the employee is part time?
Does the San Carlos Minimum Wage Ordinance apply to undocumented workers?
Are salaried employees exempt from the San Carlos Minimum Wage requirements?
Are small businesses exempt from the San Carlos Minimum Wage requirements?
Are non-profit organizations exempt from the San Carlos Minimum Wage requirements?
Does the Minimum Wage apply to employees who work in San Carlos, but are not San Carlos residents?
What else besides paying the San Carlos Minimum Wage to employees am I required to do regarding minimum wage?
Does the San Carlos Minimum Wage go up annually, if so, how is this adjusted?
I pay for health insurance, vacation, sick leave and other benefits to my employees. Do these count towards the amount of the Minimum Wage paid to employees?
Are tips considered a part of the Minimum Wage hourly rate?
My company is not located in the San Carlos, but I have employees who work in the City of San Carlos. Do I have to pay the Minimum Wage to these employees?
My company is located in the City of San Carlos, but I have employees who work outside of the City of San Carlos. Do I have to pay the Minimum Wage to these employees?
Can an employee agree to work for less than the San Carlos Minimum Wage?
What are my rights as an employee under the Minimum Wage Ordinance?
What are the penalties for employers that do not pay the San Carlos Minimum Wage?
Where can I get more information about the San Carlos’s Minimum Wage?
Who do I contact if my employer is not paying the Minimum Wage?