As of February 13, 2019, employers in Daly City are subject to the provisions of the city’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance, which was adopted by the City Council on January 14, 2019.

Like many other local ordinances in California, Daly City’s new ordinance puts the city on a path to a $15 minimum wage by January 1, 2021.

Details of the Minimum Wage Ordinance

2019 Minimum Wage and Beyond

Daily City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to all businesses in the city and all adult and minor employees who work 2 or more hours per week within the city boundaries.

Effective February 13, 2019, employers must pay a minimum wage of $12 per hour, with future increases or adjustments occurring every January 1, as follows:

  • On January 1, 2020, the minimum wage will increase to $13.75.
  • On January 1, 2021, the minimum wage will increase to $15.00.
  • Thereafter, the minimum wage will be adjusted annually based on the Regional Consumer Price Index.

The Minimum Wage poster states that employers may not use tips, health insurance, vacation, sick leave, or any other employee benefits as a credit toward paying their employees the full minimum wage.

Employees’ Rights

Under the Daly City Minimum Wage Ordinance, employees are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights to receive the city’s minimum wage. Employees may choose to file a civil lawsuit against an employer who violates the ordinance or file a complaint with the City Manager’s Office. The office is responsible for investigating possible violations and enforcing the ordinance.

The Minimum Wage poster includes full contact information for the City Manager’s Office. Inquiries may be made in person at the address provided, via telephone (650-991-8127), via email (MinimumWage@dalycity.org), or by visiting Daly City’s Minimum Wage website (www.dalycity.org/MinimumWage).

Let Us Keep You in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the new Daly City poster as soon as it is available. 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!