Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO)

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The San Francisco minimum wage increased to $13.00 on July 1, 2016. The next increase is to $14.00 on July 1, 2017.

 

  • On November 4, 2014, San Francisco voters passed Proposition J, raising the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2018. The San Francisco minimum wage will increase according to the following schedule:

 

 Effective Date

 Minimum Wage Rate

 5/1/2015

 $12.25

 7/1/2016

 $13.00

 7/1/2017

 $14.00

 7/1/2018

 $15.00

 July 1st Each Following Year

 CPI Increase

  • Required Minimum Wage Poster: All covered employers must post the required PDF icon2016 San Francisco Minimum Wage Poster at each workplace or jobsite as of July 1, 2016. The Poster should be printed on 8.5x14"paper. 

  • A small number of "Government Supported Employees" are subject to a minimum wage rate of $12.53 as of July 1, 2016. Only the following types of employees should be paid this rate: 

  1. Employees under the age of 18 and employed as an after-school or summer Employee in a bona fide training or apprenticeship program in a position that is subsidized by the federal, state, or local government; or

  2. Employees over the age 55 and are employed by a Non-Profit Corporation that provides social welfare services as a core mission to individuals who are over the age of 55 and is in a position that is subsidized by federal, state, or local government. This category is subject to additional limitations. See San Francisco Administrative Code Section 12R.3

If you have questions about which employees are covered by this rate, please contact the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement at (415) 554-6292.

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  • Historical San Francisco Minimum Wage Rates: 

    • July 1, 2016: $13.00

    • May 1, 2015: $12.25/hour

    • January 1, 2015: $11.05/hour

    • January 1, 2014: $10.74/hour

    • January 1, 2013: $10.55/hour

    • January 1, 2012: $10.24/hour

    • January 1, 2011:  $9.92/hour

    • January 1, 2010:  $9.79/hour

    • January 1, 2009:  $9.79/hour

    • January 1, 2008:  $9.36/hour

    • January 1, 2007:  $9.14/hour

    • January 1, 2006:  $8.82/hour

    • January 1, 2005:  $8.62/hour ($7.75 for nonprofit & small business)

    • February 23, 2004:  $8.50/hour (nonprofit & small business exempt)

  • For more information, call 415-554-6292 or email  mwo@sfgov.org.

  • As of July 1, 2016, Government Supported Employees are covered by to a different minimum wage rate than most employees in San Francisco. These are defined in San Francisco Administrative Code Section 12R.3 as employees who are: 

  1. under the age of 18 and are employed as an after-school or summer Employee in a bona fide training or apprenticeship program in a position that is subsidized by the federal, state, or local government; or

  2. over the age 55 and are employed by a Non-Profit Corporation that provides social welfare services as a core mission to individuals who are over the age of 55 and is in a position that is subsidized by federal, state, or local government. This category is subject to additional limitations.

 MWO Poster for July 1, 2016

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Statutory Authority

 

 

Filing a Complaint

To report a violation of the Minimum Wage Ordinance, please complete the Minimum Wage Ordinance Complaint Form and submit it to the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement.

You can email it to mwo@sfgov.org, fax it to (415) 554-6291, or bring it to the OLSE office at:

City Hall, Room 430 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94102

For questions, please call (415)554-6292.

 

Forms & Documents

 

 

Hearing Officer Decisions

 

 

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