Beginning January 1, 2019, employers who are subject to the Belmont Business License Tax OR who maintain a facility in Belmont must pay to each employee who performs at least two (2) hours of work per week in Belmont, minimum wages not less than $13.50 per hour.
The minimum wage requirement set forth in the Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to adult AND minor employees who work two (2) or more hours per week (tips not included). Beginning January 1, 2021, and annually thereafter, the Belmont minimum wage will be adjusted based on the Regional Consumer Price Index.
Under the Ordinance, employees who assert their rights to receive the City’s minimum wage are protected from retaliation. Employees may file a civil lawsuit against their employers for any violation of the Ordinance or may file a complaint with the City of Belmont. The City will investigate possible violations and will require access to payroll records. The City will enforce violations of the minimum wage ordinance by ordering reinstatement of employees, payment of back wages unlawfully withheld and penalties.