Is your business operating in the city of Los Angeles or unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County? The minimum wage increased again on July 1, thanks to legislation which took effect on July 1st, 2016.
If an employee works at least two hours in Los Angeles county in a one-week period, they are entitled to the minimum wage for the hours worked. The employee’s employment status, where they live, or where your business is headquartered does not determine the minimum wage that applies.
These rates are applicable to non-profit organizations as well. For specifics on who is exempt and disclosure requirements, visit www.dcba.lacounty.gov/wageenforcement or contact (800) 593-8222
To find out if work done is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, enter the address at the County Registrar-Recorder’s website or call DCBA.
Please note, failing to meet all requirements surrounding the implementation of the wage increase can result in fines. We have listed them below for your convenience, with a brief explanation on how they can be applied.
City of Los Angeles Administrative Fines for Violations
Each and every day that a violation exists constitutes a separate and distinct violation. Any administrative fine assessed within a three(3)-year period in any Notice of Correction and determined to be a subsequent violation of the same provision by the same Employer may be increased cumulatively by fifty (50) percent from the maximum administrative fine allowed.
It’s imperative that employees working in these areas are paid the proper minimum wage to avoid penalties. If you have any additional questions, see the information for LA County or the City of Los Angeles.