The Spotlight is on California City Posters

The State of California has made changes to the Paid Sick Leave poster, Workplace Discrimination poster, and Notice B poster. Visit the California labor law poster page to order your new posters or if you’re a plan member reference the “Recent Updates” tab to learn more about each change. 

The following California cities have also updated their labor law posters: 

  • Los Angeles (City): The city of Los Angeles has extended its language requirements to post labor law notices in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin), Hindi, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Armenian, Russian, and Farsi by ALL employers; including any other language spoken by at least 5% of the workforce of the workplace. 

  • Berkeley: The current minimum wage of $10.00 per hour will increase to $11.00 per hour effective October 1st, 2015, and will increase a final time to $12.53 per hour on October 1st, 2016.

  • Oakland: There are new mandatory changes to the New paid sick leave and Minimum Wage notice. Effective March 2, 2015 minimum wage will increase to $12.25 per hour. 

  • Richmond: This poster made its first appearance on January 1st, 2015 when Richmond created a new minimum wage law. The Richmond minimum wage started at $9.60 per hour and will have an annual minimum wage update every January 1st.

  • San Jose: This is another poster that came out to reflect a new minimum wage law. San Jose requires a Minimum Wage Poster, with the minimum wage set to $10.30 per hour as of January 1st, 2015. San Jose will also have an annual minimum wage increase every January 1st.

  • Sunnyvale: You may have noticed a pattern here. The minimum wage has been the main component in the creation of city posters. In Sunnyvale, the minimum wage began at $10.30 per hour on January 1st, 2015, and will have annual increases every January 1st.

  • Emeryville: Emeryville has a city poster including both paid sick leave and minimum wage notices. For the minimum wage, which took effect July 1st, 2015, the amount you are required to pay employees is determined by the size of your business. For 56 or more employees, the minimum wage is $14.44 per hour and for 55 or fewer, it is $12.25 per hour. The wage will increase annually through July 2018.

  • Mountain View: This new city poster features information regarding the minimum wage law that took effect on  July 1, 2015. The new minimum wage is now $10.30 per hour and will be adjusted annually on January 1st.

  • San Francisco: The San Francisco city poster has been around for several years and is probably one of the more comprehensive posters, having a total of 5 required labor law ordinances: Minimum Wage, Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, Paid Sick Leave, Health Care Security Ordinance, and Fair Chance Ordinance. The most recent mandatory change occurred to the San Francisco minimum wage, which increased to $12.25 per hour as of May 1st, 2015, and will increase annually from July 1st through 2018. The San Francisco city poster must be displayed by all employers in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog.

California isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Listed below are cities and counties considering new laws that would require their own posters as well.

  • Palo Alto: May pass a minimum wage law requiring businesses to pay employees $15.00 per hour by 2018. The full council committee will be voting on the ordinance.
  • Los Angeles (County): The minimum wage is currently being discussed by county supervisors.

This is the end of our introduction to the California city posters. If your business is located in California, it’s important to know that the California labor law posters are constantly updating and California is leading the country in the number of cities that require labor posters.

The best way to ensure your compliance is to enroll in a labor law poster service. Poster Compliance Center’s 1-Year Compliance Plan will take care of all your state and federal labor law poster needs, and our City Poster 1-Year Plan will do the same for the city posters. 

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