Mayor Eric Garcetti approved Los Angeles’ new sick leave entitlement ordinance on June 2, 2016. The Ordinance will provide employees who work in the City of Los Angeles at least 2 hours per week with the ability to accrue and use up to 48 hours of sick leave per year, twice the amount provided by state law. Enacted as an urgency matter, the new sick leave obligations become effective for employers on July 1, 2016.
Many of the requirements of the Ordinance track California’s existing sick leave law, but the following changes are unique to Los Angeles:
- The Ordinance doubles the amount of sick leave for all employees, regardless of the size of the employer, and requires that employees be permitted to use up to 48 hours of accrued sick leave each year.