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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage in Sunnyvale

Effective Date: Jan. 1, 2022
Minimum Wage Rate: $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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Help for Employees

Covered 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.

Requirements for Employers

Requirements 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 Language
Minimum Wage Rate Rate - English
Rate - Spanish
Rate - Chinese, Simplified
Ordinance Basics and Responsibilities Ordinance - English
Ordinance - Spanish
Ordinance - Chinese, Simplified
Sunnyvale Workers: Know Your Rights Rights - English
Rights - Spanish
Rights - Chinese, Simplified
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
Last Updated: Jan 5, 2022