In accordance with the Milpitas Minimum Wage Ordinance, the city’s minimum wage is on the rise again beginning July 1, 2019. The updated minimum wage rate appears on both the Minimum Wage and Know Your Rights notices, which must be posted in English, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

The city also has a Minimum Wage & Hour Law Guidelines notice, but that is not changing at this time.

Minimum Wage Requirements for Milpitas

Effective July 1, 2019, employees in the City of Milpitas must be paid a minimum wage rate of $15.00 per hour. This increase applies to:

  • Employers who are subject to the Milpitas business license requirement or who maintain a business facility in the city
  • Employees who perform at least 2 hours of work per week in Milpitas

Beginning July 1, 2020, and every July 1 thereafter, the city’s minimum wage will be adjusted based on the Bay Area Consumer Price Index, as published by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Under the Milpitas Minimum Wage Ordinance, employees are protected from retaliation by their employers for asserting their rights to receive the city’s minimum wage.

In the event of a violation of the ordinance, employees may file a civil lawsuit against their employer. Employees also have the option to file a complaint with the City of Milpitas. Complaints will be investigated by the city, and violations of the minimum wage will be enforced. For example, the city will order reinstatement of employees and payment of back wages withheld unlawfully, as well as impose penalties on an employer.

Contact Information for City of Milpitas

Employees who have questions about the minimum wage believe they have not been paid correctly, or need further information are encouraged to contact their employer or the City of Milpitas via the following means:

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