Beginning July 1, 2016, employers in the City of Los Angeles must provide at least 48 hours of paid sick leave to employees—double the amount required by California's paid sick leave law.

Employees will be entitled to take up to 48 hours of sick leave in each year of employment, calendar year, or 12-month period. Accrued unused paid sick leave shall carry over to the following year of employment and may be capped at 72 hours (as opposed to CA's cap of 48 hours). Paid sick leave can be provided in lump sum at the beginning of the year, or accrued at a rate of at least one hour per every 30 hours worked (same minimum accrual rate as CA law, but with a higher accrual cap).

Click here to read the final Los Angeles ordinance. Stay tuned for Manatt's detailed analysis of the law's implications.