July 2022: Reminder: Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave Changes for Los Angeles Hotel Workers

07 Jul

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Update Applicable to:
All hotel employers with 150 or more guest rooms in the city of Los Angeles

What happened?
On October 6, 2014, former Mayor Garcetti signed Ordinance No. 18314, also known as the Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance (CHWMWO) into law. This ordinance increased the minimum wage and makes changes to paid sick leave for hotel workers in the city of Los Angeles.

What are the details?
Effective July 1, 2022, hotel employers with 150 or more guest rooms will be required to pay a minimum wage of $18.17 to their hotel employees.

Full-time covered hotel employees will also receive 96 compensated hours off per year for sick leave, vacation, or personal necessity. Covered full-time employees are also entitled to 80 additional uncompensated hours off per year for sick leave.

For more information, please see the links below:

Ordinance No. 18314

Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance (CHWMWO)

LA City Minimum Wage

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What do employers need to do?
Employers review the links provided above, make adjustments to their minimum wage and paid sick policies, and consider how this new leave interacts with other leave requirements under paid sick leave, FMLA, CFRA, disability leave, and COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.

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