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Dec 14, 2018

Oakland’s Minimum Wage Goes Up January 1, 2019

Oakland’s Measure FF, a voter-enacted ballot measure passed in November 2014, provides annual increases to Oakland’s Minimum Wage based on the local Consumer Price Index (CPI). Effective January 1, 2019, the rate rises 57¢, from $13.23 to $13.80 per hour. The law also requires that employers inform employees of the increase by December 15, 2018. To assist employers, the City of Oakland has posted notification posters at


On January 1, 2019, Oakland’s minimum wage increased to $13.80 from $13.23. The minimum wage must be paid to employees who perform at least 2 hours of work in a particular workweek within Oakland, including part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees.

Minimum Wage Law (2014) - Measure FF

Measure FF mandates that a minimum wage increase can occur yearly on January 1, depending on the cost of living and the regional Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Measure FF also requires:

  • Paid sick leave: Any employee who performs at least two (2) hours of work in a particular week (also referred to as a “workweek”) within the geographic boundaries of Oakland is entitled to accrue paid sick leave.
  • Payment of services charges to hospitality workers: Hospitality employers (such as hotels, restaurants, and banquet facilities) who collect service charges from customers must pay the entirety of those charges to the hospitality workers who performed those services for which the charge was collected.

Measure FF Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: our FAQs are a general guide and resource, and do not constitute legal advice.

Measure FF Enforcement

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