El Cerrito’s Minimum Wage Is on the Rise

El Cerrito, CA

El Cerrito, CA

On January 1, 2020, employers in the City of El Cerrito, California will be subject to a minimum wage increase. This increase applies to all part-time or full-time employees who perform at least 2 hours of work in a particular workweek within the geographic limits of the city.

Details of the Minimum Wage

Annual Minimum Wage Increases

Starting January 1, 2020, the city’s minimum wage rate will be adjusted annually based on any increase in the prior year’s Consumer Price Index. On January 1, El Cerrito’s minimum wage will increase to $15.37 per hour, which is a 37-cent increase over the 2019 rate.

Retaliation Protections for Employees

Like many other municipal ordinances in the State of California, employees who assert their rights under the El Cerrito Minimum Wage Standards Ordinance are protected from retaliation by an employer. Any employee or other individuals may report a suspected violation of the ordinance.

The City of El Cerrito is responsible for investigating possible violations and will enforce violations of the minimum wage requirements. These include ordering reinstatement of employees, as well as ordering payment of back wages that were unlawfully withheld and penalties. However, employees have the option to file a civil lawsuit against their employer for any violations of the ordinance.

Posting Requirement

Each year, employers in El Cerrito must post the Minimum Wage notice, informing employees of the new minimum wage rate and their rights under the ordinance, in a conspicuous place where all employees can see it. The notice must be made available in all languages spoken by at least 10 percent of the workforce in the city.

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated El Cerrito 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!