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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On May 19, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council passed proposed legislation to considerably increase the City of Los Angeles’ minimum wage. The measure—which was approved by an overwhelming 14-1 vote—directs the City Attorney to write an Ordinance that will, if approved by a final vote of the Council and then the Mayor, increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. … [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
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
New California Regulations The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) adopted new regulations limiting the ability of employers to consider criminal history when making employment decisions. These new regulations prohibit employers from using criminal records or information regarding criminal history in employment decisions if doing so would have an adverse impact on individuals in a legally protected class designated by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) unless the employer could establish the practice was job-related and consistent with business necessity. Even then, an employer could still face liability if the adversely impacted applicant or employee is able to demonstrate an effective and less discriminatory way of achieving the business necessity. … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for Important California and City of Los Angeles Regulations Effective July 1, 2017?