All employers in the City of Los Angeles will soon be required to pay their employees an increased minimum wage, as outlined on the Minimum Wage notice.

Los Angeles Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinance calls for yearly minimum wage adjustments every July 1, depending on the size of an employer’s business.

As of July 1, 2018, employers must pay the following minimum wage rates:

  • For employers with 26 or more employees – a rate of $13.25 per hour
  • For employers with 25 or fewer employees (and nonprofit corporations with 26 or more employees) – a deferred rate of $12.00 per hour

The Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards is responsible for enforcing the city’s Minimum Wage Ordinance and investigating possible employer violations. These may include:

  • Failure to pay the correct minimum wage
  • Failure to comply with the ordinance’s notice, posting, and payroll records requirements
  • Discrimination or retaliation against employees for exercising their rights under the ordinance

Los Angeles Paid Sick Leave

The Los Angeles Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law, which went into effect on July 1, 2017, is part of the Minimum Wage Ordinance and appears on a single notice with the minimum wage details. There are currently no changes to the PSL portion of the law. Employers are still required to provide paid leave to all employees who work at least 2 hours in a particular week for the same employer for at least 30 days within a year.

The notice includes information about front-loading and accrual of paid sick leave, when and how employees may use leave, reinstatement of leave after a separation from employment, and more.

Just like the minimum wage requirements, employees are protected from employer discrimination or retaliation for exercising their rights related to paid sick leave.

Let Us Help You Stay in Compliance

If you order our City/County Poster 1-Year Plan, you will automatically receive the updated City of Los Angeles poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep you in compliance!