Another Minimum Wage Hike for Employees in San Jose

Do you know the way to San Jose employees’ hearts? A mere 6 months after the July 2017 minimum wage increase, the wage rate is increasing once more by $1.50 per hour effective January 1, 2018.

Details of the Minimum Wage Law

New Minimum Wage Rate

The City of San Jose just released the new minimum wage notice, which reflects an increase to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2018.

The minimum wage applies to all employers who are subject to the San Jose Business License Tax or who maintain a business in the city. Employees who work at least 2 hours per week in the city must be paid at least the minimum wage.

Future Minimum Wage Increases

As we reported earlier this year, San Jose’s minimum wage will reach $15.00 on January 1, 2019. Starting January 1, 2020, the city’s minimum wage will be adjusted annually based on any increases in the cost of living, as measured by the Bay Area Consumer Price Index.

How to Keep Those Posters Coming!

The City of San Jose has updated its poster four times since the beginning of 2017, so your best bet for staying in compliance is to order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan.

With the plan, you will automatically receive the updated San Jose poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we provide free updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur within the 12-month period, you can always count on us to keep you in compliance!