Restaurant workers are among those likely to benefit from a higher minimum wage. Courtesy Pixabay

The minimum wage in the City of San Diego increased from $13 to $14 per hour effective Jan. 1 in compliance with a city ordinance approved in 2016.

In most parts of California, the minimum wage also rose to $14, but for businesses with 25 or fewer employees, it will be only $13.

San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance ordinance applies to all industries and businesses and there are no exceptions. Tips and gratuities do not count toward payment of minimum wage. 

Updated notices for posting at a workplace are available on the city’s Minimum Wage Program webpage. Every employer must post these notices in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job site.  

Anyone who believes a local employer is violating the ordinance is encouraged to file a complaint, in writing, with the city.

The statewide minimum is set to rise to $15 per hour in 2023 for all businesses, making California the first state to reach this level.

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Chris Jennewein

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