Minimum Wage Increase for Businesses in San Leandro CA

On July 1, 2019, all businesses or non-profits in the City of San Leandro are subject to a minimum wage increase, regardless of the number of employees.

San Leandro’s City Council passed a Minimum Wage Ordinance in September 2016, requiring stepped increases to $15.00 over a 4-year period beginning July 1, 2017. The San Leandro Minimum Wage notice features wage rates through July 1, 2020.

New and Future Minimum Wage Rates

Effective July 1, 2019, employers in San Leandro must pay their employees a minimum wage rate of $14.00 per hour. On July 1, 2020, the city’s minimum wage will increase once more to $15.00 per hour.

Protections for Employees

Employees who feel they have not been paid the correct minimum wage are encouraged to contact their employer. Under San Leandro’s Minimum Wage Ordinance, employees who assert their rights to receive the city’s minimum wage are protected from retaliation by their employers.

Employees who believe they have been subject to retaliation may:

  • File a civil lawsuit against their employer for any violation of the ordinance OR
  • File a complaint with the city’s Department of Finance

The city is responsible for investigating suspected violations, reinstating employees, paying back wages unlawfully withheld, and imposing penalties on employers who are in violation of the ordinance.

Those who have questions about the requirements of the San Leandro Minimum Wage Ordinance, or need further information, are encouraged to visit the following website:

Posting Requirements

San Leandro employers must post the Minimum Wage notice in the top 5 languages spoken by residents in the city. Currently, the notice must be posted in the following languages, all of which are included in our San Leandro poster:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

PCC Makes Compliance Easy!

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