Last week, the San Diego City Council voted 6-3 in favor of Council President Todd Gloria's $11.50 local super minimum wage and employer-mandated five paid sick days. The San Diego City Council is scheduled to vote on a second reading of the local super minimum wage/paid sick leave ordinance at 2 p.m. Monday.
- $9.75 per hour Jan. 1, 2015
- $10.50 per hour Jan. 1, 2016
- $11.50 per hour Jan. 1, 2017
- Annual increases thereafter on Jan. 1, 2019 tied to the CPI
- Five days of employer provided paid sick leave, accrued at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked.
- Accruement begins at start of employment or on April 1, 2015, whichever is later.
- Employers may set a reasonable minimum increment for the use of earned sick leave not to exceed two hours.
- Leave must be carried over to benefit year but no employer is required to allow the use of more than 40 hours of paid sick leave in a benefit year.
- Employer may require reasonable notice of the need to use paid sick leave. Where the need is foreseeable, an employer may require reasonable advance notice not to exceed seven days’ notice before the date the leave is to begin.
- Where the need is not foreseeable, an employer may require an employee to provide notice of the need for the use of paid sick leave as soon as practicable.
- For absences of more than three consecutive work days, an employer may require signed documentation that the use of leave was authorized by a licensed health care provider indicating the need for the amount of leave taken.
The referendum process will require the collection of 35,000 valid, City of San Diego registered voter signatures within a 30-day period. If a referendum meets the signature sufficiency, the city council will be required to docket and either rescind the legislative action or adopt a resolution of intention to submit the matter to the voters at a special election or consolidated with the next citywide primary or citywide general election.
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