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Share Your Input on Novato's Proposed Minimum Wage Increase

Post Date:08/30/2019 5:00 PM

The State of California minimum wage is scheduled to increase each year until a minimum wage of $15 per hour is reached in 2023 for all employees.

The Novato City Council is considering an accelerated increase schedule until a minimum wage of $15 per hour is reached in 2022 for all employees in Novato. Once the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour, the rate will be adjusted based on CPI-W for the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area or 3.5% whichever is less.

The City Council is scheduled to introduce a proposed draft ordinance at their regular meeting on September 24, 2019.

We want to hear from you! Share your input for Council consideration now at

More information is available at

Implementation Date State Law
City of Novato

Very Large
(100+ employees)

Large Business
(26-99 employees) 
Small Business
(1-25 employees) 
January 1, 2019  $12.00  $11.00  $12.00  $12.00  $11.00 
January 1, 2020  $13.00  $12.00  $13.00  $13.00  $12.00 
July 1, 2020 ----  ----  $15.00  $14.00  $13.00 
January 1, 2021  $14.00  $13.00  CPI  $15.00  $14.00 
January 1, 2022  $15.00  $14.00  CPI  CPI  $15.00 
January 1, 2023 CPI  $15.00  CPI  CPI  CPI 
CPI Adjustment  US CPI-W (no more than 3.5%)  US CPI-W (no more than 3.5%)  San Francisco-Oakland-
San Jose
CPI-W (no more than 3.5%) 
San Francisco-Oakland-
San Jose
CPI-W (no more than 3.5%)  
San Francisco-Oakland-
San Jose
CPI-W (no more than 3.5%)  


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