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Menlo Park Minimum Wage Attorney
A minimum wage is a right. Employers are required to comply with federal, state, and local laws. Local wage ordinances were created to better address the wage necessary to live in that region, though, admittedly, not perfect for the Bay Area.
In Menlo Park, employees are entitled to receive a higher minimum wage, outlined below, than the established California Minimum wage. Often times, employers will take advantage of their employees by mischaracterizing them as an independent contractor or as being a salary-exempt employee. Other times, the employer is more direct with their agenda and refuse to pay the employee for all hours they work or at the proper, Menlo Park minimum wage. despite the reason, when an employer fails to pay the applicable Menlo Park minimum wage it has committed wage theft and the employee could be owed thousands in unpaid wages, penalties, and other money damages!
Menlo Park Minimum Wage Requirements
January 1, 2020
Q: How do employers fail to pay employees the Menlo Park Minimum Wage?
A: Yes. The Menlo Park Minimum Wage Ordinance defines a covered employee as, any person who "performs at least two (2) hours of work for an employer within the geographic boundaries of the City."
A: There are a number of ways! The common scenarios include:
Outright refusal to do so
Misclassification as an independent contractor
Mischaracterization as a salary-exempt employee
Failing to pay employees for all hours worked
Q: My employer is not physically located in Menlo Park, but I still perform my work there. Am I still covered?
Frequently Asked Questions
California Minimum Wage Requirements
- $12 / hr (25 or fewer employees)
$13 / hr (26 or more employees)
- $11 / hr (25 or fewer employees)
$12 / hr (26 or more employees)
- $10.50 / hr (25 or fewer employees)
$11 / hr (26 or more employees)
- $10 / hr (25 or fewer employees)
$10.50 / hr (26 or more employees)