Minimum Wage

Effective July 1, 2020, Santa Rosa implemented a $15/hour minimum wage ordinance in advance of the state minimum wage timeline. Per that ordinance, and reflecting the annual CPI-W adjustment, starting January 1, 2021, the new minimum wage rate will be $15.20 for all businesses regardless of size.

Please post this downloadable notice alongside your workplace postings (available in English and Spanish). The California Department of Industrial Relations requires employers to post information related to wages, hours and working conditions in an area frequented by employees where it may be easily read during the workday. Also listed below are additional resources and documents, including the notification mailer with answers to FAQs.

2020 Official Notice2021 Official NoticeMailer with FAQs
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Overview of Santa Rosa minimum wage hourly rate and timeline in comparison with the State:


Santa Rosa
California
Start Date26 or more employees
25 or fewer26 or more25 or fewer
July 1, 2020$15$14$13$12
Jan. 1, 2021$15.20$14$13
Jan. 1, 2022+ CPI-W$15$14
Jan. 1, 2023+ CPI-W$15
Jan. 1 2024 and
every subsequent Jan. 1
+ CPI-W each year
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