Drought is Here - A mandatory 20% reduction in water use is currently in effect for City of Sonoma Water Customers.

How does Sonoma’s minimum wage compare to California’s statewide minimum wage?

Both the Sonoma minimum wage and current law for California minimum wage establish rates for large and small employers with annual increases at the beginning of each calendar year. Beginning January 1, 2020, Sonoma’s minimum wage rates exceed the State rates by $0.50/hour.  Beginning January 1, 2021 through the end of calendar year 2022, Sonoma’s minimum wage rates exceed the State rates by $1.00. Current State law has CPI adjustments once wage rates reach $15, while Sonoma’s rates continue to increase to $17.00 for large employers and $16.00 for small employers effective January 1, 2023.  View the chart summarizing these rates here.

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