• City of Los Angeles Enacts New Paid Sick Time and Minimum Wage Ordinance
  • August 23, 2016
  • Law Firm: Payne Fears LLP - Irvine Office
  • Exceeding even the newly expanded requirements of state law, on June 2, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council increased the city-wide minimum wage to $10.50 per hour and doubled employee paid sick time to 48 hours per year. Los Angeles employers will have to act quickly to comply with the new Ordinance. Despite being enacted only recently, many of the provisions go into effect on July 1, 2016. Failure to comply can lead to potentially confiscatory sanctions. The Ordinance is to be enforced by a new agency, the Office of Wage Standards, created specifically for this purpose.