The Los Angeles County, California, Minimum Wage Ordinance (LA County Code Ch. 8.100) requires employers to pay their employees who perform at least two (2) hours of work per week within the unincorporated areas of the County the effective minimum wage rate. The minimum wage rate is scheduled to increase incrementally until July 1, 2022, and each year thereafter, when the minimum wage rate will increase based on any increase in the Consumer Price Index.
Employees who assert their rights under the law are protected from retaliation. Employees may file a civil lawsuit or a complaint with the County for violations of their rights. An employer is subject to administrative fines for violations. The fine for failure to post is up to $500.
Notice & Recordkeeping:
- Employers must post the current Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Poster in a conspicuous place to inform employees of the current minimum wage rate and their rights under the law. The Los Angeles County Minimum Wage Poster is bilingual English/Spanish.
- Employers must provide employees with an Initial Compensation Disclosure Statement disclosing:
- the employer’s name, DBA, physical and mailing address, email address, and telephone number;
- the employee’s rate of pay;
- the employer’s tip policy, if applicable;
- the pay basis (e.g., hour, day, shift, week, commission);
- the formula for calculating wages;
- the established pay day; and
- deductions that will collected each pay day.
- Employers must maintain accurate and complete payroll records for each employee for a period of four (4) years.