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.
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Berkeley Minimum Wage
October 1, 2014
October 1, 2015
October 1, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF) (Spanish)
Minimum Wage Ordinance, No. 7,352-N.S., BMC Chapter 13.99
Letter to Berkeley Business Owners
Claim Declarations Form
Official Notice to Employers and Employees
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