IMPORTANT: The 2020 minimum wage will be announced on or before October 1, 2019, and will become effective as the new minimum wage
on January 1.
City of San José voters approved the Minimum Wage Ordinance on November 6, 2012. It required employers to pay their employees a minimum hourly wage for work performed within the City of San José. On November 15, 2016, San José City Council approved a plan to achieve a $15.00 per hour minimum wage by January 2019. See a brief history of minimum wage rates below.
South Bay Minimum Wage Rates by City
Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders
San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ord. 29829)
Wage Theft is a Crime (California Labor Commissioner's Office)