This week, the new minimum wage ordinance in Oakland went into effect. Businesses across town are still working on all the systems and processes needed to comply with the law. Here are some resources to support you in that process:
- OBDC is hosting a workshop “Mastering the New Minimum Wage”. It will cover details of the new minimum wage law, calculating the financial impact of the new law on restaurants, and mitigation strategies for restaurants to offset the financial impact. Join us on Thursday, March 19 from 10am-12pm at our new office, 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1200, Oakland. Click here to register. This workshop is being presented in partnership with the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area and OBDC. Click here to find more details on our website.
- City of Oakland Staff have put together some materials that are helpful for both business owners and service providers. Click here for the Oakland Minimum Wage Poster, click here for the Oakland BAC Minimum Wage Toolkit, and click here for Minimum Wage Law FAQs. Click here for more resources on the City of Oakland website. Click here for resources from the Oakland Business Assistance Center.
- Sustainable Business Alliance (Oakland Grown) is working to organize restaurants to help them collaborate around implementing the new ordinance. Supporting documents like flyers and messaging for customers, as well as additional information for businesses can be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting their collateral about the minimum wage change.
- Contact your City Councilmember. Your representatives want to hear from you about how your business is being impacted. Click here to find your representatives and their contact information.
- The Employer Advisory Council can offer you pro-bono HR advice. Not sure how to write your sick leave policy? Need help with your mandatory postings? They can help. This organization is organized by county, so you may want to contact San Francisco, Oakland, or Contra Costa to get the quickest help available. Click here for more information on the Alameda County EAC.
- If you’re thinking about how to classify your team (as employees or independent contractors), the IRS offers a great guide to determine what types of jobs must be employees. Click here for more information.
If you are not sure where to go for the resources you need, please email Paula@mainstreetlaunch.org or call 510-830-3202. We are happy to assist you in finding the right resources for your business.