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Anaheim’s Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance

13 Dec

Update Applicable to:  Effective date
All hotel employers defined as any person who owns, controls, or operates a hotel in the City, and includes any person or contractor who, in a managerial, supervisory, or confidential capacity, employs hotel workers to provide services at a hotel in conjunction with the hotel’s purpose.  January 1, 2024.

What happened?

The City Council of Anaheim approved the Hotel Workers Protection Law, which brings new rules and requirements for covered hotels and motels, to ensure safety on the job for workers.

What are the details?

The Anaheim Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance will go into effect, requiring employers to provide electronic security alarms for hotel workers.

Some of the requirements are:

  1. Personal security devices (Panic Button)
  2. Security device monitoring
  3. Incident reporting, accommodations
  4. Guest notification
  5. Training
  6. Records
  7. Extension
  8. Employee Reporting
  9. No retaliation

Best practices

  • Review the new requirements to create, adapt or update the means needed to comply properly.
  • Consider a communication plan and training for your key personnel to ensure the application of these new protections and requirements.
  • Consider consulting with a labor attorney if necessary.

Employers should review additional resources here:

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