City of San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance
The City of San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance, San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 3, Article 9, Division 1, became effective on July 11, 2016. It is applicable to employees who perform at least two (2) hours of work within the geographic boundaries of San Diego.
The requirements of the Ordinance, including notices for posting and a template for use by employers to satisfy the employee notice requirement, can be found on the City of San Diego’s Minimum Wage Program’s webpage.
In general, the Ordinance requires the following:
· All employers must pay each employee wages not less than $10.50 for each hour worked within the geographical boundaries of the City. This will increase to $11.50 on January 1, 2017.
· Employers must provide each employee earned sick leave, either through an accrual method (1 hour of earned sick leave accrued for every 30 hours worked) or through awarding no less than 40 hours of earned sick leave at the beginning of each benefit year.
· Employers must post in a conspicuous place, notices informing employees of their rights under the Ordinance.
· Employers must provide each employee written notice of the employer’s legal and any fictitious business name, address, telephone number, employer’s requirements under the Ordinance and how the employer satisfies these requirements.
For more information, including how to file complaints and to register for email updates, please visit the City of San Diego’s Minimum Wage Program’s webpage.