California Labor &
Employment Law Blog

Oct. 21 2008

Employer Alert:  San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase

Topics: New Laws & Legislation

The San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement announced last Friday that the City’s minimum wage will increase from $9.36 per hour to $9.79 per hour effective January 1, 2009. The increase is triggered by the San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance, which was passed by voters in 2003 and calls for annual rate adjustments.

The federal minimum wage still stands at $6.55 per hour, while the California State minimum wage is currently $8.00 per hour. For more information on San Francisco’s Minimum Wage Ordinance and required posters, click here.

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Robin Largent has a regular presence in California state and federal courts and has been lead defense counsel and appellate counsel for large and small California employers in litigation (and arbitration) ranging from individual discrimination and harassment claims to complex wage and hour representative and class actions. She also leads the firm’s appellate practice, having substantial experience and success handling appeals, writ petitions, and amicus briefs in both state and federal court on issues such as class certification (particularly in the wage and hour arena), manageability and due process concerns associated with class action trials, exempt/non-exempt misclassification issues, meal and rest break compliance, trade secret/unfair competition matters, and the scope of federal court jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
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