Tuesday, November 04, 2008

San Francisco’s Minimum Wage To Increase To $9.79 Per Hour

The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement announced on 17th, Oct that the City’s minimum wage would increase by 43 cents, from $9.36 per hour to $9.79 per hour effective January 1, 2009.

The Minimum Wage Ordinance, passed by San Francisco voters in November 2003, calls for annual rate adjustments based on the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan area.

According to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's office, the city will update multilingual posters to announce the new rates and mail the posters to 90,000 registered businesses and employers are required to post the notice in their workplace
The current national minimum wage is $6.55 per hour, while the California State minimum wage is currently $8.00 per hour.

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