The Los Angeles Fair Work Week poster has been released.
Earlier this year, the mayor signed the predictive scheduling ordinance into law. It applies to retail employers that have 300 or more workers globally.
The law went into effect April 1, 2023.
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Los Angeles Fair Work Week Poster
Notably, the Los Angeles Fair Work Week ordinance initially required the associated labor law poster be displayed in 13 languages, including:
- Chinese – Cantonese
- Chinese – Mandarin
However, just last week city officials clarified that the English version is the only one required for employers to display, unless the employer has 5 percent or more of employees that speak one of the languages listed above. Then the poster must be displayed in that language, as well.
The poster outlines the basics of the ordinance. (Find more information on the requirements below.)
Related: LA County Human Trafficking Poster: Who Need to Display It?
Los Angeles Fair Work Week Ordinance
As a reminder, the Los Angeles Fair Work Week ordinance requires employers to:
- Provide employees with advance notice of work schedules
- Give extra pay to employees for schedule changes
- Allow for rest periods between shifts, unless agreed to otherwise
- Allow existing employees to take hours before hiring on new help
Employers must provide employees with their schedules at least 14 calendar days before the start of the work period. This information can be provided by:
- Posting the schedule in a conspicuous and accessible location where such notices are generally displayed
- Sending the schedule via electronic means or “another manner reasonably calculated to provide actual notice to each employee”
The law covers most workers at larger retail companies in Los Angeles — those who work at least two hours within the geographic boundaries of the city.
Also, employers must provide a written good-faith estimate of hours before hiring an employee, as well as within 10 days of an employee’s request.
Employees have the right to request a preference for certain hours, times or locations of work. Employers may accept or decline the request, so long as they notify the employee in writing of the reason for any denial.
Find further information on the Los Angeles Fair Work Week Ordinance in our previous blog post.
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Labor Law Poster Compliance
The recent news about the Los Angeles Fair Work Week poster illustrates the challenges of labor law poster compliance for large employers.
Especially in progressive places, like the West Coast, employers must constantly research and monitor new laws to determine whether a labor law poster is required. Of course, not all new laws come with a posting requirement. Such laws are generally related to:
- Employee rights
- Employee leave
- Unemployment insurance
- Child labor
- Workers’ compensation
- Employment discrimination
- Human trafficking
- Workplace safety
- Wage and hour
Lastly, other recent blogs that were posted in response to labor law poster compliance questions include:
Large retail employers in Los Angeles should check whether the city’s predictive scheduling ordinance poster should be displayed in their locations.
As a reminder, the law went into effect April 1, 2023, and applies to retail employers with 300 or more employees globally.