Monthly Archives: December 2012

San Jose’s $10 Minimum Wage Takes Effect March 11, 2013

As I mentioned in a previous post, San Jose voters approved a new minimum wage of $10.00 per hour for work performed within the City of San Jose. The election was certified yesterday by San Jose’s City Council and the new rule takes effect 90 days later.

The only exceptions to the minimum wage ordinance will be for employers who don’t have a facility within San José, or are not subject to the San José business tax. It also won’t apply to employees who work less than two hours a week within the city.

Covered employers will need to post a notice about the minimum wage alongside the other labor law postings you surely already have up. The city will provide the notices that will explain the wage rates and employee rights. Employers will also be required to maintain payroll records for a period of four years.

San Jose’s minimum wage will be enforced on a complaint basis, just as it is at the state level.

Here’s a link to the city’s minimum wage website:

California Legal Update – Upcoming Live Presentation!

On January 16, 2013, I will present a two-hour 2013 California employment law update to my colleagues at CVHRMA (Central Valley Human Resource Management Association). The program will start at 11:15 a.m. at the SOS Club in Modesto.  HRCI credits are pending.

Please join us!

Here’s the link for more information and to RSVP: