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CA: Mountain View, Richmond, and Santa Clara Minimum Wages to Rise in 2018

New Rates Effective January 1, 2018

The California cities of Mountain View, Richmond, and Santa Clara will raise their respective minimum wage rates for 2018.

Mountain View
On January 1, 2018, the Mountain View minimum wage will rise to $15.00 per hour (from $13.00 per hour) for eligible employees. Covered employees are entitled to these rights regardless of immigration status.

An employer may not use an employee's tips or fringe benefits (e.g., health insurance, vacation, or sick leave) as a credit towards the employer's obligation to pay the local minimum wage.

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Richmond
On January 1, 2018, the Richmond minimum wage will rise to $13.41 per hour (from $12.30 per hour) for eligible employees. Employers may generally deduct $1.50 per hour from the local minimum wage if they pay at least that amount for the employee's medical benefits plan.

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Santa Clara
On January 1, 2018, the Santa Clara minimum wage will rise to $13.00 per hour (from $11.10 per hour) for eligible employees. Covered employees are entitled to these rights regardless of immigration status.

Generally, employers are not able to use an employee's tips or fringe benefits (e.g., health insurance, vacation, or sick leave) as a credit towards the employer's obligation to pay the local minimum wage. (However, click here for special rules concerning commissions and guaranteed gratuities.)

Click here for more information and posters.


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