Anti-Retaliation ProvisionAs with the California law, there is a retaliation provision. Employers are prohibited by the Ordinances from terminating, reducing the compensation of, or otherwise discriminating against an employee for (i) requesting or using paid sick time, (ii) opposing any act proscribed by the Ordinances, or (iii) otherwise asserting rights on behalf of himself, herself, or anyone else under the Ordinances. Also, like the California Law, the Ordinances create a rebuttable presumption that any adverse action taken within 90 days of a protected act was retaliatory. This is three times the length of the 30-day rebuttable presumption period included in the California law. … [Read more...] about Beginning July 1, 2016, Employees Working in the City of Los Angeles Will Gain Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Rights
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Notably, the expected Ordinance will also apply to the restaurant industry. This is so because tipped employees cannot make less than minimum wage in California. Hence, waitresses and waiters in Los Angeles will also receive the increased minimum wage. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $15 Per Hour by 2020
Under the proposed ordinance, employers must provide the six days of paid sick leave up front, or accrue it at the rate of one hour per every 30 hours worked. Accrued paid sick leave carries over to the following year of employment, but may be capped at 72 hours. Similar to California’s state paid sick leave, the proposed ordinance does not require employers to pay out accrued or unused sick days upon separation from employment. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles City Council Votes to Expand Paid Sick Leave
Details of the Los Angeles OrdinanceUnder the proposed ordinance, an employee will receive up to 48 hours (6 days) of paid sick leave per calendar year. Paid leave will accrue at a rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked. Alternatively, an employer can elect to “front load” leave, making the full amount of leave available to the employee at the beginning of the year. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Expected to Join Other Cities with Paid Sick Leave Ordinances
(B) Conduct an individualized assessment of the circumstances and qualifications of the applicants or employees excluded by the conviction screen. An individualized assessment must involve notice to the adversely impacted employees or applicants (before any adverse action is taken) that they have been screened out because of a criminal conviction; a reasonable opportunity for the individuals to demonstrate that the exclusion should not be applied due to their particular circumstances; and consideration by the employer as to whether the additional information provided by the individuals or otherwise obtained by the employer warrants an exception to the exclusion and shows that the policy as applied to the employees or applicants is not job-related and consistent with business necessity. … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for Important California and City of Los Angeles Regulations Effective July 1, 2017?