This is a friendly reminder for all Santa Rosa businesses that the local minimum wage will increase on July 1, 2020. For employers with 26 or more employees, the new minimum wage will be $15.00 per hour. For employers with 25 or fewer employees the new minimum wage will be $14.00 per hour. This is an increase from the existing minimum wage rates of $13.00 per hour for 26 or more employees and $12.00 per hour for 25 or fewer employees. Santa Rosa has another scheduled minimum wage increase to take effect on January 1, 2021 which will require employers with 25 or fewer employees to pay at least $15.00 per hour and the minimum wage all employers must pay will be adjusted by a Consumer Price Index (CPI). You can find the Official Notice here.
Counsel to Management:
Starting on July 1, 2020, employers in Santa Rosa should post the new minimum wage rate in a common area where employees can easily view it, such as a break room or lunch room. It is critical for employers to stay compliant with minimum wage laws as they change because violations can result in significant liability. Employers should check to make sure that their payroll policies are compliant with the new minimum wage. If you have any questions about this new minimum wage increase, contact the experts at The Saqui Law Group, a division of Dowling Aaron Incorporated.
By: The Saqui Law Group and Jorge Lopez Espindola