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Living Wage

COVID- 19 Public Service Announcement Regarding Employee Complaints & Job Site Interviews

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the City of San Diego is closing certain offices to the public. Our goal is to continue providing excellent service to you while protecting against the spread of illness.

For Living Wage Covered Employees needing assistance or to file a complaint, please contact:

Cheryl Smoot - Living Wage Manager
Email: CSmoot@sandiego.gov OR ContactLWO@sandiego.gov
Office:  619-236-6072

These are necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This guidance will be updated as needed. We look forward to serving you in person as soon as we can.

The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) is committed to enforcement of the Living Wage Ordinance to ensure wages earned are put into workers’ pockets. OLSE staff assist contractors in understanding their obligations under the ordinance, proactively monitor contracts, conduct compliance reviews, investigate complaints, and conduct outreach with workers and the contracting community.

PDF icon San Diego Municipal Code Division 42 states the Living Wage Ordinance "advances the interests of the City as a whole by creating jobs that keep workers and their families out of poverty.... Paying service employees a living wage is intended to improve the quality of services provided to the City and to the public by reducing high turnover, absenteeism, and instability in the workplace."

For additional information, please contact:

Living Wage Program
City of San Diego Compliance Department
1200 Third Ave., Suite 200, MS-56P
San Diego, CA 92101
Email: ContactLWO@sandiego.gov
Phone: 619-236-6072
Fax: 619-236-5904