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.
|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:
Penalties to the employer for violation of the Ordinance include but are not limited to:
i. Payment of back wages unlawfully withheld, and a civil penalty of $50 per day per employee.
ii. Payment of interest on all due and unpaid wages according to the California Civil Code from the date that the wages were due and payable.
iii. Reimbursement of the City’s administrative costs of enforcement and reasonable attorney fees.
iv. Assessment of additional fees as a civil penalty of $
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the City of San Carlos at:
City of San Carlos - City Manager’s Office
600 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: (650) 802-4204
Beginning January 1, 2021, the City of San Carlos will contract with the San Jose Office of Equality Assurance to provide enforcement for the Minimum Wage Ordinance. To report a possible violation after January 1, 2021 contact:
City of San Jose - Office of Equality Assurance
200 East Santa Clara Street, Fifth Floor, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-8430