By:  Meagan D. Christiansen

On November 6, 2012, nearly sixty percent of San Jose’s residents voted to raise San Jose’s minimum wage to $10.00. In doing so, San Jose became the fifth city in the United States to institute a higher minimum wage than otherwise required, joining San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Expected to take effect in late February or early March 2013, the new wage floor will cover all employees working more than two hours a week for a particular employer, as well as employers who maintain a facility in San Jose (unless that employer is exempt from the business license tax under the San Jose Municipal Code). As the expected implementation date approaches, check back to our blog for further details.