The minimum wage will rise again in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. Both cities adjust their minimum wages based on the regional consumer price index.
As a result, the minimum wage in Santa Clara will rise to $17.75 per hour on Jan. 1, 2024. That same day, the minimum wage in Sunnyvale will rise to $18.55 per hour.
The increase means that employees in Santa Clara will be paid 65 cents more per hour compared to 2023 wages. Minimum wage payments in Sunnyvale will go up 60 cents per hour.
How to Contact Santa Clara, Sunnyvale About the Minimum Wage Increase
All employers are required to post a workplace notice that includes the current and prospective minimum wage rates and the employees’ rights.
You can view 2024 Minimum Wage posters for the City of Santa Clara at the link SantaClaraCA.gov/MinimumWage. You can find out more details by calling the Santa Clara City Manager’s office at (408) 615-2210 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on Sunnyvale’s minimum wage increase, including additional information and wage posters, visit Sunnyvale’s website at Sunnyvale.ca.gov and search “Minimum Wage.” You can also call the city at (408) 730-7902 or email at email@example.com.
2024 State and Federal Minimum Wages
California’s minimum wage is not far behind. According to the state’s website, the minimum wage will jump to $16 per hour starting on Jan. 1, 2024.
There will also be changes in April 2024, when a new state law goes into effect for major fast-food chains.
Because of a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, people who work for fast-food chains with 60 or more locations will see their California minimum wage increase to $20 per hour starting in April. That’s a $4 per hour difference compared to other minimum wage employees across the state.
Meanwhile, healthcare workers will see a bump in pay in June of 2024. That’s when they will earn a minimum of $18, $21, or $23 an hour, depending on what kind of facility they work for and where that facility is located.
While it does not affect minimum wage workers in California, the federal minimum wage in 2024 will remain at $7.25 per hour.