City of San Diego Minimum Wage Program

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Effective January 1, 2020, the City’s minimum wage will increase to $13.00 per hour.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The City of San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance allows employees to use their sick leave for safe time, which includes taking time away from work due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The Ordinance protects victims who use their sick time to seek medical attention, counseling, services from a victim organization, relocation, or legal services for themselves or a family member.  For more information, please contact the Minimum Wage Program at or 619-615-1565.

The City of San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance, San Diego Municipal Code (SDMC) Chapter 3, Article 9, Division 1 became effective on July 11, 2016. It is applicable to employees who perform at least two (2) hours of work in one or more calendar weeks of the year within the geographic boundaries of San Diego.  To assist in determining if a work location is within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego, employers and/or employees can find the community by Council District or can enter the specific address of the work location in the interactive geographic boundaries map. (link is external) If a work location is not within the geographic boundaries of the City of San Diego, but within the County of San Diego, the California State minimum wage and earned sick leave laws apply. Information can be found at the State of California Labor Commissioner’s webpage. (link is external)

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