June 28, 2022 • Christina Tantoy
Category: Legal Updates
Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Council voted to skip the November ballot process and instead formally approve the City of Los Angeles Hotel Workers Ordinance (also known as the “Workplace Security, Workload, Wage and Retention Measures for Hotel Workers Initiative Ordinance”).
The Ordinance applies to all hotels in the City of Los Angeles and includes housekeeping workload limitations for hotels with 45+ guest rooms. The Ordinance is estimated to go into effect in thirty (30) days from today, but we expect a firm date and final version of the Ordinance to be published soon.
Please click here for the latest draft of the Ordinance from the City Clerk’s website. The Ordinance requires, among other things, the following:
(1) Panic buttons/security devices for each hotel worker assigned to work in a guest room or restroom facility alone;
(2) Housekeeping workload limitations;
(3) Notices, training and detailed recordkeeping requirements;
(4) Increased minimum wage for all workers employed by hotels with 60+ rooms in the City of Los Angeles (The Ordinance effectively expands and applies the Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage requirements to hotels with 60+ guest rooms, instead of 150+ guest rooms). Under the Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage, the minimum wage increases to $18.17/hour for hotel workers on July 1st.
Please visit our firm’s article from last month summarizing the Ordinance’s highlights. And our clients can expect to receive a detailed memorandum of the new obligations under the Ordinance. However, if you have any questions, please contact a Stokes Wagner attorney.
For a printable PDF of this article, Click here.
THIS DOCUMENT PROVIDES A GENERAL SUMMARY AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE COMPREHENSIVE, NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE. PLEASE CONSULT WITH COUNSEL BEFORE TAKING OR REFRAINING FROM TAKING ANY ACTION.