IMPORTANT: The 2020 minimum wage will be $15.25 per hour.
City of San José voters approved the Minimum Wage Ordinance on November 6, 2012. It required employers to pay their employees a minimum hourly wage for work performed within the City of San José. On November 15, 2016, San José City Council approved a plan to achieve a $15.00 per hour minimum wage by January 2019. See a brief history of minimum wage rates below.
South Bay Minimum Wage Rates by City
Industrial Welfare Commission Minimum Wage Orders
San José Minimum Wage Ordinance (Ord. 29829)
Wage Theft is a Crime (California Labor Commissioner's Office)