Minimum Wage Ordinance

The Pasadena City Council adopted a Minimum Wage Ordinance on March 14, 2016. The ordinance took effect on July 1, 2016, for large employers and will take effect on July 1, 2017, for smaller employers. The recently adopted state minimum wage law does not preempt Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance. Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance provides for a steeper increase in the minimum wage than does the State.
The employer wage rate implementation schedule is as follows:

Employers with 26 or more employees shall pay a wage of no less than the hourly rates set forth:
1. On July 1, 2016, the hourly wage shall be $10.50
2. On July 1, 2017, the hourly wage shall be $12.00
3. On July 1, 2018, the hourly wage shall be $13.25

Employers with 25 or fewer employees shall pay a wage of no less than the hourly rates set forth:
1. On July 1, 2017, the hourly wage shall be $10.50
2. On July 1, 2018, the hourly wage shall be $12.00

Pasadena’s new minimum wage rules were approved prior to the State of California action and while similarities exist, the requirements are different.

Information on the State Minimum Wage

Please call the Code Compliance Manager, Jon Pollard at  (626) 744-6831 should you have any questions or concerns.

About

Minimum Wage Fact Sheet - April 2016FACT SHEET – PASADENA’S MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCE

Here’s what you need to know about the new minimum wage if you perform at least two hours of work within the geographic boundaries of Pasadena.  Minimum Wage Fact Sheet

Minimum Wage FAQFAQ’s ABOUT PASADENA’S MINIMUM WAGE

We have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the minimum wage in Pasadena.  Minimum Wage FAQ

Find Out If An Address Is In Pasadena

To know if you work/worked at a location in the City of Pasadena click here to be directed to a Pasadena address look-up map:  Minimum Wage Address Lookup

Complaints

SUBMIT A COMPLAINT ONLINE

If you work in Pasadena and believe you are not being paid the current minimum wage, please click here and follow the steps to submit a complaint. (If using Internet Explorer, you can email your PDF directly from the form. If using Google Chrome, you must download PDF and then attach it to an email. Please send both emails to Jon Pollard at jpollard@cityofpasadena.net.)

SUBMIT A COMPLAINT IN PERSON

You may submit a complaint in person at the Planning & Community Development location at:
Permit Center 175 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena CA 91101
Contact: Jon Pollard at (626) 744-6831

You may also submit a complaint in person at the Pasadena Community Job Center at:
500 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 676-8448
Julieta Aragon
Email: julieta@ndlon.org
(Please call or email Julieta for appointment)

You may submit a complaint in person with staff from the Department of Human Services and Recreation at:

Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 744-7341

Villa-Parke Community Center
363 E. Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-6530

Meetings

Minimum Wage Discussion 10/21/2015

Minimum Wage Discussion 11/19/2015

Minimum Wage Discussion 1/27/2016

Resources