Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO)

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The San Francisco minimum wage increased to $14.00 on July 1, 2017. 

 

 Effective Date

 Minimum Wage Rate

 5/1/2015

 $12.25/hour

 7/1/2016

 $13.00/hour

 7/1/2017

 $14.00/hour

 7/1/2018

 $15.00/hour

 July 1st Each Following Year

 CPI Increase

  • Required Minimum Wage Poster: All covered employers must post the required PDF iconJuly 2017 San Francisco Minimum Wage Poster at each workplace or jobsite as of July 1, 2017. The Poster should be printed on 8.5x14"paper. 

  • A small number of "Government Supported Employees" are subject to a minimum wage rate of $12.87 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

MWO Overview

 

San Francsisco was the first jurisdiction in the country to enact a city-wide minimum wage that applied to all employers and was higher than the state or federal minimum wage. San Francisco voters originally passed a local minimum wage in 2003. The new wage took effect in 2004, and the rate was tied to inflation, so the rate increased annually based on increased to the Consumer Price Index for a decade. In 2014, San Francisco voters passed a new initiative to increase the local minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2018. 

  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.

 Minimum Wage Poster

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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

 

 

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