A construction worker levels concrete for a new San Diego sidewalk. Image courtesy mayor's office
A construction worker levels concrete for a new San Diego sidewalk. Image courtesy mayor’s office

The minimum wage in San Diego will rise by $1 to $11.50 an hour with the new year.

The city reminded businesses on Thursday that effective on Monday, the Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance increases the lowest legal pay from $10.50 to $11.50 per hour.

The ordinance applies to all industries and businesses, and there are no exceptions. Tips and gratuities do not count towards payment of minimum wage.

Future increases will be tied to the Consumer Price Index beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Updated notices for posting at the workplace are available on the minimum wage program’s webpage.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.