7 results for tag: bay area


Coronavirus: Alameda on track to boost minimum wage

By Peter Geharty April 22, 2020 The coronavirus may have closed businesses and left owners and workers feeling uneasy about their future, but those working in this city on minimum wage are still on track to get a raise. The minimum wage in Alameda, now $13.50 an hour, will jump to $15 an hour starting in July, despite the pandemic. The City Council decided unanimously Tuesday to go ahead with the raise, initially approved in October 2018. Under state law, businesses with at least 26 employees must pay at least $15 an hour starting Jan. 1, 2022. But officials in some cities, such as Alameda, wanted the increase to happen sooner, especi...

Coronavirus: Minimum wage boost may be shelved in Alameda

By Peter Hegarty April 12, 2020 Workers in Alameda hoping for a bit more in their paycheck may have to wait another year if the City Council postpones a planned hike in the minimum wage to spare businesses struggling to survive through the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a move Hayward took last week for the same reason and Fremont is also considering. The current minimum wage in Alameda is $13.50 an hour and the planned increase would boost it $15 in July under an ordinance the City Council approved in October 2018. “Many locally owned mom and pop stores especially need this temporary relief from the wage hike since they simply don’t ...

Newsom suspends WARN requirements amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Douglas Fruehling | Mar 17, 2020 Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Tuesday evening suspending the requirements of reporting COVID-19-related layoffs under the state's WARN act from March 4 through the end of the emergency. The California hotel industry is asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend the reporting requirements under the state's WARN law and delay implementation of annual increases in the minimum wage, citing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lynn Mohrfeld, president and CEO of the California Hotel and Lodging Association, said those items are among a series of economic measures the industry group ...

California City Weighs Joining Neighbors with $15 Minimum Wage

By Christine Pulfrey February 27, 2020 A $15 minimum wage ordinance is expected to be adopted March 9 by San Carlos, Calif., which would join more than 20 neighboring locations with similar wages. If approved by the city council, the proposed ordinance would establish a $15 minimum wage that would take effect July 1, 2020. The wage would be reviewed in subsequent years for inflation-related adjustments. The ordinance was introduced Feb. 24 and was unanimously supported by the city council. A second reading, scheduled for March 9, is required before the ordinance is adopted, the city clerk said. Nearby Hayward and Half Moon Bay each ...

City of Hayward votes to increase minimum wage

By Tristi Rodriguez February 5, 2020 The Hayward City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the minimum wage for employees working within the city of Hayward. For employers with 26 workers or more, the minimum wage rate will be increased to $15 per hour beginning July 1. For small employers, with 25 workers or less, the minimum wage rate will be moved to $14 per hour on July 1. Read More