However, employers that have taken advantage of the two-hour minimum usage increment permitted by the California law will need to stop doing so for their Los Angeles employees. There is no provision in the Ordinances that permits employers to impose a minimum increment in which paid sick time must be used, but it seems likely that employers will be permitted to use the lesser of one hour or the minimum increment used for other time off as a minimum increment for paid sick time. … [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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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
An employee will be able to carry over 72 hours into the following year, negating the 48-hour cap under the accrual method in current California law. The amount of leave can be capped at 72 hours, or an employer can opt to have a higher cap or no cap at all. If an employer currently has policies allowing for paid leave or paid time off, or provides compensated time off that grants at least 48 hours of paid leave, then it need not provide additional paid time off. … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Expected to Join Other Cities with Paid Sick Leave Ordinances
Except for violations of the FCIHO’s notice, posting, and record retention requirements, the DAA (Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration) may fine employers who violate the ordinance up to $500 for the first violation, up to $1,000 for the second violation, and up to $2,000 for violations of the FCIHO. Violations of the FCIHO’s notice, posting, and record retention requirements may result in fines of up to $500 per violation. The amount of the fine imposed by the DAA may be based on the willfulness of the employer as determined by the DAA. … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for Important California and City of Los Angeles Regulations Effective July 1, 2017?
The defendants are partners of the firm as of Aug. 11, 2008. That was the day when the first employees should have received 60-day notice of their pending termination, says attorney Craig Collins of Los Angeles. He represents plaintiffs in the case. … [Read more...] about Heller Staff Members Sue Partners, Seek $32M for Alleged Labor Law Violations