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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage in Sunnyvale

  • 2021: Minimum wage is $16.30
  • 2022: Effective Jan. 1, minimum wage will be $17.10

The Sunnyvale City Council adopted an ordinance to increase Sunnyvale's Minimum Wage Rate. The rate includes an annual adjustment based on the regional Consumer Price Index (CPI).

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Effective Date Minimum Wage Rate
Jan. 1, 2021 $16.30
Jan. 1, 2022 $17.10

What Does This Mean for Employers?

  • Employers must post the Minimum Wage Official Notice in the workplace, informing employees of the rate and their rights.
  • Employers must document all hours worked by employees and keep records for four years.
  • It is unlawful to discriminate or take adverse action against any person in retaliation for exercising their rights protected under the ordinance.
  • Employers must provide their name, business address and phone number in writing to employees at time of hire.

Minimum Wage Official Notices to be Posted in the Workplace

Official Notices English Spanish Chinese, Simplified
Official Notice: Minimum Wage Rate (2021) Rate - English Rate - Spanish Rate - Chinese, Simplified
Sunnyvale Workers: Know Your Rights (2021) Rights - English Rights - Spanish Rights - Chinese, Simplified
Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities (2021) Ordinance - English Ordinance - Spanish Ordinance - Chinese, Simplified

What Does This Mean for Employees?

  • Covered employees include anyone who performs two hours or more of work per week in Sunnyvale.
  • Covered employees are entitled to these rights regardless of immigration status.

If you believe you are not being paid correctly, contact your employer or the Office of Equality Assurance:

Office of Equality Assurance
200 E. Santa Clara St., Fifth Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408-535-8430
Email: mywage@sanjoseca.gov

All services are free and confidential. Your employer cannot terminate you or discriminate against you in any other manner for filing a complaint with the Office of Equality Assurance.

Sunnyvale Minimum Wage Rate History

Date Wage Rate
2009 $8.00
July 1, 2014 $9.00
Jan. 1, 2015 $10.30
July 1, 2016 $11.00
Jan. 1, 2017 $13.00 
Jan. 1, 2018 $15.00
Jan. 1, 2019 $15.65
Jan. 1, 2020 $16.05
Jan. 1, 2021 $16.30
Jan. 1, 2022 $17.10

Minimum Wage FAQs
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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2021
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