Starting January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in the City of Cupertino will be adjusted each year, based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Regional Consumer Price Index.
The City of Cupertino has issued an updated Minimum Wage notice with an effective date of January 1, 2020. However, the 2019 Minimum Wage notice must remain posted through December 31st.
Annual Minimum Wage Adjustment
This first annual adjustment will increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.35 per hour effective January 1, 2020. The new wage rate must be paid to all adult and minor employees who perform at least 2 hours of work per week in Cupertino, tips not included. This requirement applies to all employers who are subject to the Cupertino Business License Tax or who maintain a business facility in the city.
Retaliation Protections for Employees
Under Cupertino’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, employees are protected from retaliation when asserting their rights to receive the city’s minimum wage. Employees have the option to file a civil lawsuit against an employer who violates the ordinance or files a complaint with the Office of Equality Assurance (OEA). The OEA will enforce minimum wage violations by reinstating employees and paying illegally withheld back wages, as well as imposing penalties on employers who are in violation of the law.
Compliance Made Easy!
If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated City of Cupertino poster. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!