2019 Minimum Wage Updates in California Cities—Part 2!

Since our last blog about CA city minimum wages, the City of Cupertino and the City of Richmond have issued their new minimum wage notices, outlining increases effective January 1, 2019. We are continuing to meet our goal of quickly getting updated city posters out to our clients.

Minimum Wage Increases for 2019


As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Cupertino will be $15.00 per hour for both adult and minor employees, not including tips. Employers who are subject to the City of Cupertino Business License Tax, or who maintain a business facility in Cupertino, must pay all employees who perform at least 2 hours of work per week in the city the new 2019 minimum wage rate.

In addition, Cupertino’s Minimum Wage Ordinance states that employees are entitled to these minimum wage rights regardless of immigration status.


Effective January 1, 2019, all employers in the City of Richmond are required to pay a minimum wage rate of $15.00 per hour to both adult and minor employees who work 2 or more hours per week, for a covered employer, within the geographic boundaries of the city.

Future Increases

Starting January 1, 2020, and each year thereafter, the minimum wage in both Cupertino and Richmond will increase by an amount that corresponds to the prior year’s increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Retaliation Protections

Under the Cupertino and Richmond Minimum Wage Ordinances, employees who assert their rights to receive the minimum wage are protected from retaliation by their employers.

We’re Here to Keep You in Compliance

We encourage you to order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan  so that you will automatically receive your updated city poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep you in compliance!