City of LA Office of Wage Standards - Update 7/9/20 - Right of Recall and Worker Retention

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July 09, 2020
Update 7/9/20 

Right of Recall and Worker Retention

The City of Los Angeles has introduced two new ordinances that both went into effect on June 14, 2020. The Right of Recall Ordinance (RORO) and Worker Retention Ordinance (WRO) were put into place to ensure fair employment practices and to legally protect workers laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic or when a business changes ownership.  

The Office of Wage Standards has promulgated Rules and Regulations to help employers and employees understand their responsibilities and rights. We encourage those implementing these ordinances to check our website regularly for the latest guidance available. If you haven't already, please also see the guidance on Paid Sick Leave (LAMC 187) and COVID-19 as well as the Mayor's Public Order: Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19.

Click below to learn more:
Right of Recall Rules and Regulations
Worker Retention Rules and Regulations






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Update 6/25/20 

With the new minimum wage increase coming to the City of Los Angeles on July 1, 2020...


The Office of Wage Standards is here to help ensure that all Employers and Employees are updated and on the same page!

Is my workplace located in the City of Los Angeles?


Check out Neighborhood Info to help determine if your workplace falls within the geographic boundaries of the City.

Remember, eligibility is determined from the location of each workplace - not where the Employer or its headquarters are located.

 
 

What do I have to post?


Employers must post this notice in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job site where an Employee performs work. It must be posted in any and all languages at least 5% of the employees speak. [LAMC § 188.03]

Both the current and the new 2020 Minimum Wage Ordinance poster are available in a total of 13 languages including English, Spanish, and more on
 our website.
 

When is the next minimum wage increase?

⬆ Up Ahead 
Los Angeles Minimum Wage is on the rise this July 1st!

Employers with 25 or fewer Employees
$13.25

$14.25
Employers with 26 or more Employees
$14.25

$15.00
 
 

How much paid sick leave do I give my Employees?


An Employer may provide paid sick leave either:
  1. 48 hours at the beginning of each year of employment, calendar year, or 12-month period (front-loading method); or
  2. 1 hour accrued per every 30 hours worked (accrual method).
See Regulation #4 in the MWO Rules and Regulations.
 

What about COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave?

For information on who is covered by the Mayor's Emergency Public Order, exemptions and more, please refer to the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Rules and Regulations posted on our website
 

What do I do if I have a question?


We are always here to help!

Contact us with a question or complaint at your convenience through our website or our hotline 1-844-WAGESLA (924-3752).
 
Learn more in our FAQs
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Update 4/15/20

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)

On April 7th, Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a Public Order under his Emergency Authority related to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19, which replaces and supersedes the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance passed by City Council.

Today, the Office of Wage Standards promulgated Rules and Regulations to help employers and employees understand their responsibilities and rights. We anticipate that these Rules and Regulations will be updated and encourage those implementing this Public Order to check our website regularly for the latest guidance available. If you haven't already, please also see the guidance on Paid Sick Leave (LAMC 187) and COVID-19 which was posted on our website on March 18th.

Click below to learn more.

 
Mayor's SPSL Public Order
SPSL Rules & Regulations




 
We have suspended walk-in consultations until further notice. However, our office is still accessible through the following:

E-mail: wagesla@lacity.org
Phone: 1-844-WAGESLA (924-3752)
Website: https://wagesla.lacity.org/

For additional resources, general information, and the latest updates about COVID-19, please visit http://coronavirus.lacity.org/.