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NOTICES REQUIRED FOR NEW 2015 MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE IN SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW PAID SICK LEAVE LAW IN CALIFORNIA

On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage in San Francisco increased to $11.05 per hour.  Employers with employees who perform work within San Francisco must pay no less than the minimum wage rate and must also comply with the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (“Ordinance”).  The Ordinance requires all employers to provide employees paid sick leave for their own care or to aid or care for a family member or designated person.

Beginning July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplace/Healthy Families Act of 2014 requires California employers to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.  San Francisco employers will still need to comply with the more comprehensive San Francisco Ordinance.

Both ordinances require employers to post a Notice informing employees of their rights.  The Notices must be displayed where employees can easily read them. Below are links to the new minimum wage poster and a template for the new paid sick leave poster.

If you have any questions about your obligations regarding the new Notices, please contact us at info@mitzelgroup.com or reach out to your Mitzel Group, LLP attorney directly.