New minimum wages exist as of January 1, 2015. The cities of San Jose, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale California have all increased their respective minimum wages for 2015. The minimum wage for businesses within the city limits of San Jose and Sunnyvale now becomes $10.30 per hour. The Mountain View minimum wage becomes effective on July 1, 2015. All three cities allow for annual adjustments and increases to their $10.30/hour municipal minimum wage after 2015.
California’s state minimum wage remains at $9.00 per hour until January 1, 2016, when it rises to $10.00 per hour. The federal minimum wage stays at $7.25 per hour, where it has been since 2009, with no scheduled future increases. Remember: When a business is covered by several different Minimum Wage laws, the highest minimum wage is the one that needs to be paid to all employees.