In the November 2014 elections, voters in the Northern California cities of San Francisco and Oakland have approved local increases to the minimum wage, that will apply to employees working within the city limits:
San Francisco: The minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour in 2018. The first increase - from the current $10.74 - is to $12.25, effective May 1, 2015.
Oakland: The minimum wage will rise from its current $9.00 to $12.25 per hour on March 2, 2015. Employers must also pay out all accrued, unpaid vacation time on this date. (March 1 is a Sunday; hence, the March 2 effective date.)
For localiites without a minimum wage ordinance, the statewide minimum wage remains at $9.00 per hour, but will increase to $10.00 on January 1, 2016.