Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

This Minimum Wage Ordinance is Effective as of January 1, 2021
What is the Local Minimum Wage Ordinance?

On September 21, 2020, the Burlingame City Council adopted an ordinance to establish a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour for all Burlingame businesses beginning January 1, 2021.  On January 1, 2022 and every year thereafter, the minimum wage will be adjusted based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) percentage increases. A negative CPI will not lower the minimum wage. There are no exceptions for tipped employees.

Local Minimum Wage Implementation Timeline

Effective Date

Local Minimum Wage

January 1, 2020

$13.00/hr (26 or more employees)
$12.00/hr (25 or fewer employees)

January 1, 2021


January 1, 2022

$15.00 + 2021 CPI= $15.60

January 1, 2023

$15.60+ 2022 CPI= $16.47

January 1, 2024

$16.47 + 2023 CPI

Frequently Asked Questions

Notification Letter to Business Owners  September 8, 2020 City Council Staff Report
Approved Ordinance  
2023 Required Employer Posting (English) 2023 Required Employer Posting (Spanish)
2023 Required Employer Posting (Chinese) 2023 Required Employer Posting (Vietnamese)

Report Wage Violations

Office of Equality Assurance
200 East Santa Clara Street, 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-8430
Email: mywage@cityofsanjoseca.gov

If you have any questions about this ordinance or would like additional information, please contact the City's Economic Development Division at:

City of Burlingame
Economic Development Division
501 Primrose Rd
Burlingame, CA  94010

(650) 558-7264