Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO)

On June 10, 2014, the Berkeley City Council adopted a Minimum Wage Ordinance. Beginning October 1, 2014, all employers must pay to each employee who performs work within the geographic boundaries of Berkeley, wages not less than ten dollars ($10.00) per hour; not less than eleven dollars ($11.00) per hour effective October 1, 2015; and not less than twelve dollars and fifty-three cents ($12.53) effective October 1, 2016.


Berkeley Minimum Wage

$9.00/hour 

Current Berkeley
minimum wage

$10.00/hour 

 Effective
October 1, 2014

$11.00/hour 

Effective
October 1, 2015

$12.53/hour 

Effective
October 1, 2016

 

MWO Notice_2014MWO Overview             

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  (PDF)

Minimum Wage Ordinance, No. 7,352-N.S., BMC Chapter 13.99

Letter to Berkeley Business Owners

Official Notice to Employers and Employees 
PLEASE POST WHERE EMPLOYEES CAN READ EASILY. VIOLATORS SUBJECT TO PENALTIES.

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For more information, contact:

Phone: (510) 981-CITY/2489 or dial 3-1-1 from any landline in Berkeley
Email: MWO@cityofberkeley.info

 

 

 

 

 

                

 

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