Sunnyvale Minimum Wage in 2015 is $10.30

Effective January 1, 2015 the Sunnyvale, CA minimum wage is $10.30 per hour. Several California cities including San Francisco, San Jose and Richmond have increased the municipal minimum wage higher than the California state minimum wage of $9.00 per hour.  Beginning January 1, 2016 the Sunnyvale minimum wage will increase annually, based on the cost of living.

The City Council approved the ordinance to create a minimum wage requiring employers who maintain a place of business in Sunnyvale or perform any work or services within the city limits to pay employees at least $10.30 per hour. Employees who perform at least 2 hours of work per week in Sunnyvale must be paid the minimum wage. The measure was approved on October 28, 2014.

The Sunnyvale, CA minimum wage applies to both full-time and part-time employees, regardless of age. Employees under the age of 18 are still entitled to the minimum rate of $10.30 per hour.

Nationwide, Sunnyvale joins a number of cities with minimum wage rates higher than the federal or state minimum, including Santa Fe and Las Cruces, NM. California is one of 22+ states with minimum wages higher than the federal rate of $7.25 per hour, which has remained unchanged for years. Later this year, Washington D.C. will increase the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour. Currently the minimum wage in Washington state is $10.47 per hour.

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