The ordinance establishes a super minimum wage (36 percent increase), requires payment of accrued sick leave and requires service charge fees go to hospitality workers beginning March 2, 2015.
- Employers will be required to pay a minimum wage of no less than $12.25 per hour, and, thereafter, yearly increases on January 1st based on cost of living.
- Employers will provide paid sick leave to their employees. For every 30 hours worked, employees accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave. Employers may cap paid sick leave accrued by employees at 40 hours for employees of small businesses (fewer than 10 employees) and 72 hours for all other employees.
- Requires hospitality employers who collect service charges fees from customers to pay all service charges to their hospitality workers. Hospitality employers are defined as employers who own, control, or operate any part of a hotel, restaurant or banquet facility within the city.
- The measure prohibits the employer from financing these new mandates “by reducing any non-management employee’s compensation or non-wage benefits.”
- Provides for enforcement by the City or by an employee’s lawsuit.
Alameda County Registrar of Voters Guide: Oakland’s Measure FF (Minimum Wage Law) Text
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