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Menlo Park minimum wage to rise to $15.75 per hour

In Menlo Park, the new year brings with it a new increase in the minimum wage.

As of Jan. 1, it's $15.75 per hour, up 50 cents from last year.

The increase is derived from from the maximum allowed inflation adjustment of 3% per hour, which was $0.46, rounded up to the next increment of $0.05.

Prices in the San Francisco area rose 3.7% between August 2020 and August 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor and measured by the "Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers."

As part of that, food prices rose 5.1%, energy prices increased 21.5% while other items overall increased by about 2.5% over the course of the year. Gasoline prices were up 36.4% over the year while electricity was up 9.3%. Recreation rose 12.9%, and new and used motor vehicles rose 12.8%, according to a September press statement from the agency.

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The new minimum wage applies to Menlo Park employees working at least two hours or more per week, and applies only to businesses located within the geographic boundaries of incorporated Menlo Park; unincorporated areas are not subject to the law.

Employers are expected to post the city-provided official notice to all employees in a visible place.

Employees have a right to file a complaint and inform the city about any minimum wage violations and to inform people of their potential rights and help others to report a business not complying with the city's local minimum wage regulations.

To report a suspected violation, people should contact the Menlo Park City Manager's office. Access the contact form here.

Complaints are considered confidential "to the maximum extent permitted by law," according to the city website.

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Menlo Park minimum wage to rise to $15.75 per hour

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Uploaded: Wed, Jan 5, 2022, 10:29 am

In Menlo Park, the new year brings with it a new increase in the minimum wage.

As of Jan. 1, it's $15.75 per hour, up 50 cents from last year.

The increase is derived from from the maximum allowed inflation adjustment of 3% per hour, which was $0.46, rounded up to the next increment of $0.05.

Prices in the San Francisco area rose 3.7% between August 2020 and August 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Labor and measured by the "Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers."

As part of that, food prices rose 5.1%, energy prices increased 21.5% while other items overall increased by about 2.5% over the course of the year. Gasoline prices were up 36.4% over the year while electricity was up 9.3%. Recreation rose 12.9%, and new and used motor vehicles rose 12.8%, according to a September press statement from the agency.

The new minimum wage applies to Menlo Park employees working at least two hours or more per week, and applies only to businesses located within the geographic boundaries of incorporated Menlo Park; unincorporated areas are not subject to the law.

Employers are expected to post the city-provided official notice to all employees in a visible place.

Employees have a right to file a complaint and inform the city about any minimum wage violations and to inform people of their potential rights and help others to report a business not complying with the city's local minimum wage regulations.

To report a suspected violation, people should contact the Menlo Park City Manager's office. Access the contact form here.

Complaints are considered confidential "to the maximum extent permitted by law," according to the city website.

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Joseph E. Davis
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Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:57 am
Joseph E. Davis, Woodside: Emerald Hills
Registered user
on Jan 6, 2022 at 10:57 am

Menlo Park has no business meddling with employee compensation. It's about as qualified to do so as I am to perform heart surgery.


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