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Minimum Wage Program

(Updated June 28, 2018)

Note that the City’s minimum wage will not increase in January 2018; it will remain at $11.50 per hour until January 1, 2019.

The City of San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance,PDF icon San Diego Municipal Code (SDMC) 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 in one or more calendar weeks of the year within the geographic boundaries of San Diego.  To assist in determining if a work location is within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego, employers and/or employees can find the community by PDF icon Council District or can enter the specific address of the work location in the interactive geographic boundaries map.

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