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San Francisco raising minimum wage rate effective January 1

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Beginning January 1, 2014, all employers must pay to each employee who performs work in San Francisco – including temporary and part-time employeeswages not less than $10.74 per hour.

The minimum wage requirement, set forth in the San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO), Chapter 12R of the San Francisco Administrative Code, applies to adult and minor employees who work two (2) or more hours per week. Each year, the City will adjust the amount of the minimum wage based on increases in the regional consumer price index.

Under the MWO, employees who assert their rights to receive the City’s minimum wage are protected from retaliation. Employees may file a civil lawsuit against their employers for any violation of the Ordinance. The City can investigate possible violations, shall have access to payroll records, and can enforce the minimum wage requirements by ordering reinstatement of employees, payment of back wages unlawfully withheld, and penalties.

For additional information, contact the Office Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) at (415) 554-6292 or email

The Minimum Wage Ordinance Official Poster 2014 (PDF) is available at



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