Everyone with operations in San Francisco needs to remember that San Francisco has its own minimum wage law.   However unlike the Federal minimum wage or California’s minimum wage, San Francisco’s is indexed to inflation. That means, no new vote, no new discussion of the impact on struggling businesses. Indexing the minimum wage to inflation makes this increased cost to employers automatic.

With no inflation in 2009, the minimum wage did not rise last year. However, inflation is up and so is the minimum wage in SF as of 1/1/2011.  The new rate will be $9.92 per hour. Employers will also have to shell out for the cost of the new poster.