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One way in which SR Holguin, PC ensures our clients and their members stay informed is by keeping you updated on recent developments relating to workers’ rights. Today’s updates come following the release of the April 6, 2021 Los Angeles City Council meeting agenda. There is one item in particular that could impact you.

Workers Who Could be Impacted: Non-Represented City of LA Employees

On March 2, 2021, the City Administrative Officer (CAO) sent a Report to the City Council entitled “Establishment of Personal Leave for Non-Represented Employees Ordinance Adding Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 4.130.”

The Report provided in part “[i]n accordance with instructions from the Executive Employee Relations Committee, an ordinance is submitted herein to provide a personal leave benefit for non-represented employees consistent with the personal leave benefit provided to represented employees in the City’s civilian memoranda of understanding. The personal leave benefit affords full-time employees 40 hours of compensated time per calendar year to use for an event requiring an employee’s immediate attention. Half-time and intermittent employees will be entitled to a pro-rated number of hours of personal leave based on their hours worked in the prior calendar year. Unused personal leave cannot be carried over to subsequent calendar years or cashed out upon separation from City service.”

Therefore, the Report recommended “1. That the City Council, subject to the approval of the Mayor, adopt the attached ordinance…amending the Los Angeles Administrative Code to add a new Section 4.130 to provide a personal leave benefit for non-represented employees; and 2. That the City Council authorize the Controller and the City Administrative Officer to correct any clerical errors, or, if approved by the City Attorney, any technical errors in the above ordinance.”

On March 1, 2021, the City Attorney sent a Report to the City Council entitled “Draft Ordinance Adding Section 4.130 to the Los Angeles Administrative Code to Provide a Personal Leave Benefit for Non-Represented Employees Effective February 28, 2021.” The Report provided in part “[t]his Office has prepared…the…draft ordinance…The draft ordinance would add Section 4.130 to Article 10, Chapter 2 of Division 4 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to provide a personal leave benefit for non-represented employees effective February 28, 2021.”

On March 17, 2021, the City Council’s Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare Committee approved the Draft Ordinance.

Now, agenda item 14 of the April 6, 2021 Los Angeles City Council meeting agenda calls for the Council to consider the Draft Ordinance.

We hope these updates are helpful to you.


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