The City of Emeryville has published a final version of its Minimum Wage notice, which supersedes the previous notice the city issued in July, and then quickly removed from the Minimum Wage Ordinance webpage. It’s complicated, so please bear with us!

Current and Previous Minimum Wage Rates

Beginning July 1, 2019, the City of Emeryville no longer has separate minimum wage rates for large and small employers. The final Minimum Wage notice states that effective July 1, 2019 (or July 10, 2019, depending on which section of the notice you are reading), all businesses in the City of Emeryville are required to pay their employees a minimum wage rate of $16.30 per hour.

As stated in the previous and current Minimum Wage notices, from July 1, 2019, through July 9, 2019, the minimum wage rate was $15.00 per hour for businesses that were described as “small independent restaurants”. However, because the City Council officially repealed an amendment to the Minimum Wage Ordinance on July 23, 2019, the $15.00 wage rate is no longer in effect.

Despite some confusion on the final Minimum Wage notice, all employers can be sure that the minimum hourly compensation their employees should be paid is $16.30 per hour.

You’ll be happy to know there won’t be a quiz at the end of this blog!

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated Emeryville poster, which is now available. 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!