By city ordinance, Los Angeles has new minimum wage laws that gradually increase the minimum wage of all employees to $15 by 2020. The $15 minimum wage is being phased in with a step increase on July 1 of each year from 2016 to 2020 to enable business owners to prepare for this change. Businesses with 25 or fewer employees will have an additional year to comply. The Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to all full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees who work in Los Angeles for more than 2 hours a week. Learn more about the Minimum Wage Ordinance and review the schedule for wage increases.
In addition to providing a living wage for working Angelenos, research shows that a higher minimum wage reduces worker turnover and absenteeism, providing greater stability and productivity, while lowering recruiting and training costs for your business.
There are a few steps that you need to take when you hire an employee - you'll need to verify their eligibility to work as well as register to pay employer and payroll taxes. Learn more about how to smoothly onboard your new team.
From job training to job placement, the City of Los Angeles can help your business with its workforce needs. WorkSource Centers provide a number of free services for employers, including posting job openings, identifying and pre-screening eligible candidates, and providing interview rooms for your business.