May 24, 2018 • Christina Tantoy
Category: Legal Updates
City of Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles announced its Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage increase, which applies to hotels in the City of LA with 150 or more rooms. Starting July 1, 2018, hotels within the City of LA with 150 or more rooms must pay its employees at least $16.10/hour (previously $15.66/hour), as noted in 2018.5.23-CA.Legal.Alert.Min.Wage.Rate.pdf.
City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica’s Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance also increases on July 1, 2018, which applies to all hotels in the City of Santa Monica. Starting July 1, 2018, all hotels in the City of Santa Monica must pay its employees at least $16.10/hour.
Please note one key difference between Santa Monica and the City of LA’s Hotel Minimum Wage Ordinances: Santa Monica’s Ordinance applies to all hotels, regardless of the number of rooms, whereas the City of LA’s Ordinance only applies to rooms with 150 or more rooms.