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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 […]

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No Chance of Rescue From Safe Harbor

California’s Piece Work Employers Urgently Face Multiple Actions to Comply Fully with New Law A court order on the eve of a July 1 deadline threw into doubt whether California would be able to immediately enforce its new piece work compensation law, Labor Code 226.2.  See, Storm Brewing Over Piece Work Safe Harbor (July, 2016).   […]

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LATEST MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES FOR CALIFORNIA CITIES

REQUIRE NEW NOTICES Continuing the trend of escalating minimum wage laws, numerous cities and one county in California increased their minimum wage effective July 1, 2016. See, for example, our blogs on San Francisco, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles City, and Los Angeles County.  The laws vary in their application to smaller and larger employers, […]

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SCHEDULING VACATIONS IS NO VACATION

Coordinating Employee Summer Time-Off Can Be an Exercise in Diplomacy No California employer is obligated to provide paid vacation time to its workers.  However, such benefit is a common practice, promoting morale and productivity.  Once a company grants paid vacation (say, one week annually), it is considered an accruing benefit, i.e., an employee earns it […]

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BUSINESSES EMPLOYING 26-PLUS MUST IMPLEMENT LOS ANGELES’ PAID SICK LEAVE BY JULY 1, 2016

City’s Paid Sick Leave Notice Now Available The City of Los Angeles (City) recently increased minimum wage and doubled California’s paid sick leave requirements (Ordinance No. 184320) for “Employees,” i.e., workers performing labor within the City for a given employer for at least two hours in a particular week.  (See below for City limits maps.) […]

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Storm Brewing Over Piece Work Safe Harbor

••• Last Minute Court Order Extends Notice Deadline Until at Least July 28, 2016 California’s Court of Appeal and Legislature have in recent years created an unprecedented and potentially crushing interpretation of piece work compensation requirements.  See, Piece Work Compensation is a Wreck Waiting to Happen, The Perils of New Labor Code Section 226.2  (December, […]

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises to $13.00 on July 1, 2016

Will Continue Climb to $15.00 Effective July 1, 2016, all employers (wherever located) must pay wages of at least $13.00/hour to every employee who performs work in San Francisco (including temporary and part-time employees).  San Francisco (City) was right behind Seattle in leading the charge to a $15.00 minimum wage when its voters passed the […]

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