April 19, 2024
Residence care employees rally in 2015 in downtown San Diego to name for a increase in minimal wage to $15. Picture by Chris Stone

The Metropolis of San Diego has introduced that it’s going to enhance minimal wage by 55 cents an hour for all staff who work inside its limits.

Officers mentioned that staff who carry out at the least two hours of labor in a number of calendar weeks of the 12 months throughout the metropolis will obtain a minimal wage enhance from $16.30 to $16.85 an hour.

The ordinance is relevant to all industries and companies, with no exceptions.

Up to date notices for posting on the office can be found on town’s Minimal Wage Program internet web page. Each employer should submit updated-workplace notices in a conspicuous place at a job web site. Ideas and gratuities don’t depend towards fee of minimal wage, in keeping with officers.

“With the price of residing rising, this enhance couldn’t come at a extra wanted time for employees and dealing households,” mentioned San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. “This enhance means a greater means to make ends meet, put meals on the desk and spend in our native companies.”

The change was authorized 2016 in accordance with town’s Earned Sick Depart and Minimal Wage Ordinance.

Minimal wage within the metropolis has gone up yearly beginning in 2019 by an quantity akin to the prior 12 months’s enhance, which is predicated on cost-of-living bills which can be decided by the Shopper Value Index, in keeping with an announcement from town.

Staff might use earned sick depart for all the explanations described within the ordinance, which incorporates time for their very own medical care or for the medical care of a member of the family. Employers might restrict an worker’s use of earned sick depart to forty hours in a profit 12 months.

San Diego’s Minimal Wage Program may be contacted for questions or to file a criticism at [email protected] or by calling (619) 615-1565.