Redwood City

Businesses within the geographic boundaries of Redwood City, California will soon have to pay an increased minimum wage to all employees working 2 or more hours per week.

New Minimum Wage Rate for 2020

Starting January 1, 2020, Redwood City’s minimum wage will increase from $13.50 to $15.38 per hour, which is $15.00 plus the increase in the 2019 Consumer Price Index.

What Employers Need to Know

Under Redwood City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, employers may not discriminate in any manner or take adverse action against employees for exercising their rights to the minimum wage.

Investigations of possible violations by an employer or any other individual will be conducted by the city. In addition, the city may inspect workplaces, conduct interviews, and request that the City Attorney subpoena certain records or other items relevant to enforcing the minimum wage.

What Employees Need to Know

Effective January 1, 2020, employees may exercise their rights to receive the $15.38 per hour minimum wage and all other rights under the Redwood City Minimum Wage Ordinance. These rights include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Filing a complaint and informing the city about any business that does not comply with the requirements of the minimum wage regulations
  • Informing any employee of their potential rights and helping the employee report a business that is not in compliance with the city’s regulations
  • Reporting a suspected violation by submitting a complaint in writing to the city, which will be considered confidential to the highest extent allowed under the ordinance, and will include the name of the employee or other identifying information

FAQs for Employers and Employees

For more information on the requirements of Redwood City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, please visit the city’s FAQ page.

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Redwood City poster in plenty of time before January 1, 2020. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!