Who must most the City of Los Angeles, CA Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance Poster?
Pursuant to LAMC 182.00, the City of Los Angeles, CA Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance Poster must be posted by:
- Hotel employers located within the geographic boundaries of the city of Los Angeles.
- Individuals or contactors who employ workers to provide services at a covered hotel in conjunction with the hotel’s purpose.
The Poster must be posted on the back of the entrance door to each guest room and restroom facility in the hotel.
What does the City of Los Angeles, CA Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance require?
The Ordinance requires hotel employers to:
- Provide a personal security device to each hotel worker assigned to work in a guest room or restroom facility where other hotel workers are not assigned to be present. Whenever a hotel worker reasonably believes that violent or threatening conduct or an emergency is occurring in the hotel worker’s presence, the worker may cease work, leave the immediate area, and activate the device.
- Have a designated and assigned security guard who can receive alerts from personal security devices and can provide immediate on-scene assistance in the event that a personal security device is activated. Hotels with fewer than 60 guest rooms may utilize a hotel supervisor or manager to fulfill the requirement, with the required training.
- Conduct annual hotel worker training regarding use of the personal security device and the workers’ rights under the Ordinance.
- Comply with the Ordinance’s daily workload and work hours requirements.
Under the Ordinance, a hotel worker is any person who is employed by a hotel employer to provide services at a hotel. The Ordinance’s requirements do not apply to managerial, supervisory or confidential employees.
How are hotel workers protected?
The Ordinance prohibits discharging, reducing compensation, taking adverse action, or discriminating against a hotel worker for exercising their rights under the Ordinance.
How is the Ordinance enforced?
- The City or any aggrieved person may enforce the provisions of the Ordinance by means of civil action.
- The Poster provides the City’s Office of Wage Standards contact information for additional information.
Individual notice requirement:
Hotel employers are also required to provide each hotel worker with the Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance Notice of Workers’ Rights at the time of hire and within 30 days of the effective date (08/12/2022) of the Ordinance. The notice is available on our free labor law postings webpage.