Los Angeles Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinance

There’s a new twist in the ongoing soap-opera like saga surrounding the Los Angeles Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance.  The Hotel Associations that opposed the Ordinance have now dropped their two-year law suit to stop it.

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As we reported here and here, the Ordinance had an effective date of July 1, 2015 for

Last week, Nancy Yaffe and I hosted approximately 30 Human Resources professionals in the hospitality industry in our Century City office for a working group discussion on the challenges of the Los Angeles Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance.

The hoteliers and restaurateurs who participated each had their own operational and financial challenges, but

As I have mentioned before, every California employer, large or small, needs three things: (1) an Employee Handbook that addresses California specific issues; (2) a comprehensive Confidentiality Agreement to protect the company’s proprietary information to the greatest extent possible; and (3) an Arbitration Agreement.

From time to time, I run across employers who never

As reported here, two hotel associations have filed a lawsuit and are now seeking an injunction to stop the implementation of the Los Angeles Hotel Citywide Minimum Wage Ordinance (summarized here).

The motion for injunction claims: (1) That the ordinance is pre-empted by federal labor law; (2) that it “insidiously aids the Hotel