Over the summer, several cities considered and even passed a $25.00 minimum wage for healthcare workers.

The Cities of Inglewood and Duarte sent the ordinances for consideration to voters. Only the City of Inglewood measure was successful.

The new $25.00 minimum wage applies to private-sector healthcare workers who work in hospitals, integrated health systems

As defined by Labor Code section 350, a “tip” or “gratuity” includes any money that has been paid, given to, or left for an employee by a patron of a business over and above the actual amount due to the business for services rendered. Tips or gratuities are distinguishable from “service charges,” which are amounts

In order for an employee to be deemed exempt from overtime regulations under California law, the employee must fit into a category of work that is deemed exempt. The most common exemption is the executive, administrative, and professional exemption, which includes workers who are employed in administrative, managerial, executive, or professional capacities. There are also

As the dust settles after another active California legislative session, employers still have more legislation to be on the lookout for by way of ballot measures. In the midterm elections this year, several cities in California will be voting on regulations that will impact employers.

Over the summer, several California cities considered, and some passed

Employers in California are faced with a myriad of complex federal and state laws.  It does not stop there.  An employer with employees working in the City of Oakland may also need to comply with local ordinances.

The following is an overview of employment regulations in Oakland.

Minimum Wage

Like several other cities in California,

At the start of June 2022, the City of Los Angeles approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage for certain healthcare workers at privately-owned healthcare facilities within the city.

Since June, more cities have passed nearly identical ordinances.

All ordinances apply only to privately owned healthcare facilities including:

  • General acute care hospitals;
  • Acute psychiatric