And So, the Trend of Hike in Min­i­mum Wage Con­tin­ues

The HR Digest - - Hr Drift -

Santa Mon­ica will carry for­ward the legacy of the new­est trend across the coun­try in cor­po­rate mar­ket, ‘hike in min­i­mum wages’. The Santa Mon­ica City Coun­cil has voted to sanc­tion the or­di­nance for min­i­mum wage, which will ar­rive in ef­fect from July 1, 2016. The wage or­di­nance is equiv­a­lent to the one passed by Los Angeles and com­pre­hends phased hike in min­i­mum salary for work­ers within the Santa Mon­ica city through 2020. For em­ploy­ers with 25 or less em­ploy­ees and qual­i­fy­ing non-prof­its it will be de­layed by one year, i.e., 2021, in or­der to reach the peak rate of min­i­mum wage. From July 1, 2016, Santa Mon­ica em­ploy­ees will re­ceive hike in their salary to $10.50 per hour, in the same man­ner as that of Los Angeles. Also, the min­i­mum wage will be in­creas­ing in five seg­ments for up­com­ing years re­spec­tively, which is 2017- $12.00, 2018- $13.25, 2019- $14.25, and fi­nally, 2020- $15.

For ho­tel work­ers in Santa Mon­ica, the or­di­nance of­fers even higher amount for min­i­mum wage. The or­di­nance will ar­rive in ef­fect on July 1, 2016 with the min­i­mum wage amount be­gin­ning at $13.25 fol­lowed by an­other in­crease on July 1, 2017 with $15.37. This pro­vi­sion will be ap­pli­ca­ble to all mo­tels and ho­tels in Santa Mon­ica, no mat­ter what their size is, and it is also ap­pli­ca­ble to all the work­ers also in­clud­ing the one work­ing at on-site din­ers or res­tau­rants.

The lat­est pro­vi­sion will also in­clude an ex­cep­tion for first timers, al­low­ing em­ploy­ers to of­fer 85% of the im­per­a­tive min­i­mum salary for the first six months or 480 hours of work.

The city coun­cil of Santa Mon­ica has also in­cluded sick leave pro­vi­sions, which states that in­di­vid­u­als work­ing for com­pa­nies with 26 or more work­ers will re­ceive 9 paid sick leave days and those work­ing for com­pa­nies with less than 26 work­ers will re­ceive 5 paid sick leave days.

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