Sonoma’s minimum wage ordinance sets different wage rates for Large Employers (an employer for which normally 26 or more persons work for compensation during a given week) and Small Employers (an employer for which normally 25 or fewer persons work for compensation during a given week). Relevant guidelines for determining the number of persons performing work for an employer during a given week include:
- All persons performing work on a full-time, part-time, or temporary basis are counted, included persons working through the services of a temporary or staffing agency, regardless of whether the employees work inside or outside of the City.
- A Franchisee is not considered to be a Small Employer if associated with a Franchisor or network of Franchisees that employ more than 25 persons in aggregate.
For details and additional information, see Chapter 2.80 of the Sonoma Municipal Code (Minimum Wage).