Sunnyvale Minimum Wage Laws Sunnyvale, California Local Minimum Wage for 2018, 2019

While California's state minimum wage is $12.00 per hour, Sunnyvale has set its own, higher minimum wage rate that applies to employees of all companies who work within Sunnyvale. A minimum wage increase is currently scheduled in Sunnyvale, but until the effective date of the state minimum wage rate of $12.00 will apply.

Current Minimum Wage
$15.65 / hour
Effective 1/1/2019
Future Increase
None Planned
Comparison to State Wage
+$3.65 / hour

Because Sunnyvale has a higher minimum wage rate than the one set by California or the Federal government, the higher local minimum wage rate takes precedence and must be paid to all employees covered by the local minimum wage regulation.

Keep in mind that California and the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act both define various minimum wage exemptions and other labor laws that may apply to employees in Sunnyvale. You can find more information about California's minimum wage and labor laws on this site.

Sunnyvale Minimum Wage Rates 2019 Other Local Minimum Wage Rates in California

In addition to Sunnyvale, there are other localities in California that have passed municipal minimum wage legislation. The following is a table of other California localities with established minimum wage laws.

Locality Applies To Minimum Wage Comparison to State
Belmont All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Berkeley All employees $13.25 +$1.25
Cupertino All employees $15.00 +$3.00
El Cerrito All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Emeryville 55 or less employees $14.00 +$2.00
  56 or more employees $15.20 +$3.20
Los Altos All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Los Angeles Employers with 25 or fewer Employees or Non-Profit Corporations with 26 or more Employees with approval to pay a deferred rate $12.00 Same
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $13.25 +$1.25
Los Angeles -unincorporated county Employers with 25 or fewer Employees $12.00 Same
  Employers with 26 or more Employees $13.25 +$1.25
Malibu All employees $12.00 Same
Milpitas All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Mountain View All employees $15.65 +$3.65
Oakland All employees $13.80 +$1.80
Palo Alto All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Redwood City 25 or less employees $13.50 +$1.50
  26 or more employees $13.50 +$1.50
Richmond With benefits $13.50 +$1.50
  Without benefits $15.00 +$3.00
San Diego All employees $12.00 Same
San Francisco All employees $14.00 +$2.00
San Jose All employees $15.00 +$3.00
San Leandro All employees $12.00 Same
San Mateo All employees $13.50 +$1.50
Santa Clara All employees $15.00 +$3.00
Santa Monica 25 or less employees $12.00 Same
  26 or more employees $13.25 +$1.25

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