September 26, 2022

Volume XII, Number 269

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September 26, 2022

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City of Los Angeles Publishes Regulations and Model Notices for Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance

In June, the City of Los Angeles passed an ordinance designed to increase safety protections for hotel workers in hotels, limit daily workload, and raise hotel worker wages.

The new ordinance took effect on August 12, 2022.

Under the ordinance, a hotel employer must place on the back of the entrance door to each guest room and restroom facility in a hotel a sign written in a font size of no less than 18 points, that includes the heading “The Law Protects Hotel Workers From Threatening Behavior.”

Moreover, hotel employers must provide written notice of the rights set out in the ordinance to each hotel worker at the time of hire or within 30 days of the effective date of the ordinance.

The City of Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards has posted model notices for both postings and providing to employees in both English and Spanish. The following are links to the model notices required under the law:

The City of Los Angeles also published regulations pertaining to the ordinance that covers the following:

  • Determining who is a hotel employer

  • Determining who is a hotel worker

  • Specifying which aspects of the ordinance apply to which hotel employers, based on

  • Security protection for hotel workers

  • Rights related to the personal safety device

  • Measures for fair compensation

  • Exemptions and waiver

  • Enforcement

  • Retaliation

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2022National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 227
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Jack Schaedel Los Angeles Employment Attorney Jackson Lewis
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Jack Schaedel is a principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He enjoys getting to know his clients and their businesses—how and why they were founded, and what their short-term and long-term goals are. A former business owner, he understands the challenges involved in building and sustaining a thriving business and that a stable employer-employee relationship is critical to that success.

Jack represents clients in labor and employment matters including litigation nationwide and has been advocating on...

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