In an Alert published on Thursday, we examine the new Los Angeles paid sick leave ordinance:
Employers in the City of Los Angeles have one week to implement policies that comply with the new paid sick leave ordinance, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016 and doubles the current state law requirements. The ordinance (No. 184320) applies to all businesses, regardless of size, that operate in the City of Los Angeles. Approved by Mayor Eric Garcetti on June 1 with an urgency clause for quick implementation, here is what you need to know (and do) right now:
- Employees who work in the city of Los Angeles, 30 days or more per calendar year, are entitled to 48 hours of paid sick leave benefits per year.
- Employers may front-load the 48 hours of paid sick leave beginning July 1, 2016 and every calendar year or employment anniversary year thereafter. Alternatively, employers can use an accrual method of no less than one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, including overtime hours.
- Under the accrual method, employers may cap usage at 48 hours per year.
- Under the accrual method, employers must allow a minimum of 72 hours of accrued but unused time to carry over to the following year.
To read our full discussion of the new ordinance and steps LA employers should consider taking, please visit the Fox Rothschild website.