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San Jose Gets the Word Out On New Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is going up by a dollar an hour in the city of San Jose starting next month. The city is releasing public service announcments this week to notify workers and businesses.

The law goes into effect on March 11, and will raise the minimum wage from $9 to $10 an hour. The public service announcements say the law applies to most San Jose employers. Employees who work at least 2 hours a week in San Jose are also covered by the law, even if their employers are based outside the city limits.

The announcements also say employers are required to post a notice about the law at the workplace. And they're prohibited from retaliating against people seeking to enforce their rights under the law. Both employers and employees are directed to the city's website for more information.

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