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
CURRENT 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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For more information, contact:
Phone: (510) 981-CITY/2489 or dial 3-1-1 from any landline in Berkeley