December 2022: New Healthcare Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance Voted to be Passed in the City of Inglewood

28 Dec

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Update Applicable to: 
All employers of employees in healthcare facilities in Inglewood, California.

What happened?
On November 8, 2022, the Inglewood Measure HC put forth a proposal on the ballot for the citizens of Inglewood, California, to vote on. This proposal would increase the minimum wage of employees in Healthcare facilities.

What are the details? 
53.54% of the voters voted “Yes” to pass the proposal, raising the minimum wage for healthcare workers to 25 dollars an hour, taking effect on January 1, 2024, if approved by the City Council.

The new $25.00 minimum wage applies to private-sector healthcare workers who work in hospitals, integrated health systems, and dialysis clinics in Inglewood.

The new minimum wage will apply to clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, aides, technicians, maintenance workers, janitorial or housekeeping staff, groundskeepers, guards, food services workers, laundry workers, and pharmacists but does not include managers or supervisors.

The ordinance will then have to go through the process of being affirmed by the City Council and will take effect 30 days after approval by the Council.

For more information, please see the links below:

Ballotpedia for Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Initiative

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What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and should be on the lookout for any updates regarding this possible new wage increase. Vensure will continue to update once more news has been received.

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