The minimum hourly wage in Redwood City will increase to $16.20 on Jan. 1, up from $15.62 last year and $15.38 in 2020.
While the state of California enacted a minimum wage that would reach $15 per hour for all employees by Jan. 1, 2023, the City Council of Redwood City approved a local ordinance in 2017 that sought to more quickly meet the state’s goal given the high cost of living in the city. On Jan. 1, 2019, a local minimum wage of $13.50 went into effect in Redwood City.
“On January 1, 2022, the City’s local minimum wage will increase to $16.20, which is $15 per hour plus the 2020 consumer price index (CPI),” the city said. “After 2021, Redwood City’s local minimum wage will adjust with the Consumer Price Index. This new law applies to all businesses within the geographic boundaries of Redwood City and any employee working at least two or more hours per week.”