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Petaluma Minimum Wage Rules Start January 1

Posted on December 23, 2019

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Starting January 1, 2020, the minimum wage within the Petaluma City limits is $14 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and $15 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.

This local minimum wage—which is higher than the State minimum wage—takes effect as part of a minimum wage ordinance passed by the City Council on August 5, 2019.

The Petaluma minimum wage applies to employees for hours worked within the City limits. A “learners wage” of 85 percent of the local minimum wage may be paid to employees 14 to 17 years of age under certain circumstances.

Tips, commissions, and benefits cannot be used to offset the minimum wage.

Visit to learn more about the new wage rules, read Frequently Asked Questions, and download materials that meet employer posting requirements.

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