CITY OF LOS ANGELES CASTS LIGHT ON ITS NEW MINIMUM WAGE
AND PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCES
As we have reported,all businesses with employees working within the geographic boundaries of the City of Los Angeles (City) are potentially subject to its new minimum wage and paid sick leave rules: Ordinance No. 184320 and Ordinance No. 184319 (Work Ordinances). See, e.g., Latest Minimum Wage Increases for California Cities, City of Los Angeles New Paid Sick Leave Requirements Effective July 1, 2016, City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increasing Annually from 2016 to 2020.
In an attempt to consolidate the Work Ordinances' passagesin a single, easy-to-read document, the City published on July 25, 2016 an anticipated set of frequently-asked questions (Ordinances FAQs).
Ordinances FAQs restate Work Ordinances' general definitions;the City's minimum wage rate increase schedule; eligibility for paid sick leave; how qualifying "Employees" accrue and take paid sick leave; for what purposes an "Employee" can take paid sick leave; how to pay and track earned and taken sick leave; and other information Employers must provide to their Employees.
For additional assistance understanding and implementing the City's Work Ordinances,please contact one of our attorneys Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.
July 28, 2016