New Poster Requirements for Santa Monica, California

Minimum Wage

The City of Santa Monica has released the official notice for the Santa Monica Minimum Wage. Every employer shall pay to each employee (including temporary and part-time employees) who performs at least two hours of work in a particular work week within the geographic limits of the City of Santa Monica, wages of not less than $10.50 per hour, effective July 1, 2016.

Hotel Worker Living Wage

The City of Santa Monica has released the official notice for the Santa Monica Hotel Worker Living Wage. Starting July 1, 2016, Hotel Employers in Santa Monica must pay to each Hotel Worker (including temporary and part-time employees) wages of not less than $13.25 per hour. The hotel living wage requirement, set forth in the Santa Monica Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to employees whose primary place of employment is at one or more hotels, and who are employed directly by the Hotel Employer or by a person who has contracted with the Hotel Employer to provide services at the hotel. Managerial, supervisory, or confidential employees are not included in the definition. An employer that contracts, leases, or sublets premises connected to the hotel and operated in conjunction with the hotel, or that provides services at the hotel, must also pay the hotel living wage. The hotel living wage does not apply to hostels

Service Charge

The City of Santa Monica has released the official notice for the Santa Monica Service Charge Law. Starting July 1, 2016, employers using service charges must abide by regulations in the Minimum Wage Ordinance. Employers must pay all revenue collected as a service charge to the workers who generally performed the services for which the charge was collected, pay any revenue collected as a health-care related surcharge to the employee, inform employees of service charge distribution, and keep records of service charge distribution. Employers may pay service charge revenue to employees whose primary role is not supervisory or managerial and must also provide clear and conspicuous notice to customers of any service charges and their use.

Paid Sick Leave

The City of Santa Monica has released the official notice for the Santa Monica Paid Sick Leave. Starting January 1, 2017, employers are required to provide paid sick time to their employees who work within Santa Monica city limits. Employees are eligible for paid sick leave if they perform at least two hours of work in a particular work week within the geographic limits of the City of Santa Monica. Paid sick leave will begin to accrue at the start of an employee’s employment. Employees can use accrued paid sick leave after the first 90 days of employment or consistent with the employer’s policies, whichever is sooner. For every 30 hours worked, an employee shall accrue one hour of paid sick leave.

Effective Date for All Notices: 7/1/2016

The Osha4less.com Santa Monica Notices Poster is currently in design and will include this new requirement.

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