Montage Minute: LA City Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave!

By Karen Dinino, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP | Posted: August 17, 2017

Employers in the City of Los Angeles face new changes to minimum wage and paid sick time requirements, starting in July 2016.  Effective July 1, 2016 the minimum wage for Los Angeles employers with 25 employees or more will increase from $10 an hour to $10.50 an hour!  In addition to the minimum wage increase, City of Los Angeles employers now must provide increased paid sick time to all employees.  The new minimum paid sick time is at least six paid sick days — California state law requires only three days or 24 hours.

The City of Los Angeles is bigger than you might think.  If you are unsure whether you are in the City, check a map.  Los Angeles is not alone, the cities of Santa Monica and Pasadena also have paid sick time ordinances that are more generous than the state law.

In Los Angeles, smaller businesses, those with under 25 employees, will have another year before they will need to implement these changes.

to read more: Minimum Wage in LA

To view the new required wage and paid sick poster for City of Los Angeles, visit:
Legal Law Poster (English)

Legal Law Poster (Spanish)

“Karen Dinino is senior counsel at the Century City office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, where she focuses on employment and entertainment litigation, and president of her own HR practices consulting firm, EmployMentor, Inc. Karen takes a risk management approach to employment law, working closely with clients to prevent lawsuits. When lawsuits arise, she actively represents clients in state and federal court and administrative cases. Karen regularly provides employment issues counsel and training to national and international businesses tip-toeing through California’s unique legal minefield. When she isn’t lawyering, Karen often is writing. With her artist sister, Linda Woods, she is the author of two popular books on art journaling, and has been featured on The View.”

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