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California hazard pay requirements

4/1/21

Author: ADP Admin/Sunday, March 28, 2021/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, California

Several cities and counties in California have approved ordinances that require employers to provide hazard pay (premium pay in addition to the employee's regular rate of pay) to certain employees. The following chart provides a brief overview of these requirements. Many of these laws also have notice, recordkeeping, and other requirements. Employers in these jurisdictions should read the ordinances in full to determine their full compliance requirements.

Jurisdiction

Covered Businesses

Hazard Pay

In effect

Berkeley

Grocery stores with 300 or more employees in the state of California

$5 per hour

120 days; or
as long as Alameda County is outside the Yellow tier under the current statewide health order framework

Coachella

Agricultural operations, grocery stores, restaurants, and retail pharmacies with 300 or more employees nationally and 5 employees per location in the city

$4 per hour

120 days

Daly City

Grocery stores and drugstores:

  • With at least 500 employees nationwide regardless of where those employees are employed, or
  • A franchisee associated with a franchisor or a network of franchises with more than 500 employees in the aggregate

$5 per hour

120 days

Irvine

  • Employ 20 grocery store workers in the city, and
  • Have an owner, parent company, franchisor, or network of franchises that employs 500 or more employees nationally

$4 per hour

March 25, 2021 through July 23, 2021

Los Angeles

Grocery stores and drug retail stores with more than 300 employees nationwide and more than 10 employees on-site in the city

$5 per hour

120 days

Los Angeles County (unincorporated areas)

Grocery stores with 300 or more employees nationally and more than 10 employees per location

$5 per hour

120 days

Long Beach

  • More than 300 grocery workers nationally; and
  • More than 15 employees per grocery store in the city

$4 per hour

Through May 22, 2021

Montebello

Employ more than 300 grocery or drug store workers nationally and more than 15 employees per grocery or drug store in the city

$4 per hour

Through July 26, 2021

Oakland

Grocery stores with 500 or more employees nationwide and a store that is over 15,000 square feet and located within the geographic limits of the city

$5 per hour

Any pay period in which Risk Levels in the city are above the "Minimal" (yellow) level under state rules

Pomona

Grocery stores, retail pharmacies or "big box retailers" that employ 300 or more employees nationally and more than 10 employees per location in the city

$4 per hour

March 1, 2021 through June 29, 2021

Santa Ana

Grocery stores and retail pharmacies with over 300 workers nationally and more than 15 employees per grocery store location or retail pharmacy location in the city

$4 per hour

March 3, 2021, through June 30, 2021

Santa Clara County (unincorporated areas)

  • Grocery stores and drugstores with more than 300 employees nationwide and at least 15 workers in Santa Clara County's unincorporated areas
  • Franchises with more than 300 employees nationally and the franchisee operates at least 10 grocery or drug stores in the state

$5 per hour

180 days or until the current County COVID-19 public health emergency is terminated, whichever occurs sooner

San Jose

Grocers with 300 or more employees nationwide

$3 per hour

March 26, 2021 through May 22, 2021

San Leandro

Retail food establishments with 300 or more employees nationwide, including but not limited to chains, integrated enterprises, or franchises

$5 per hour

120 days; or
as long as Alameda County is outside the Yellow tier under the current statewide health order framework; or
until most employees are vaccinated.

San Mateo

Grocery stores and drugstores that employ 750 or more employees nationwide regardless of where those employees are employed

$5 per hour

Through May 31, 2021

South San Francisco

Grocery stores and drugstores that employ 500 or more employees nationwide, regardless of where those employees are employed

$5 per hour

February 11, 2021 through May 26, 2021

West Hollywood

Grocery stores with more than 300 grocery workers nationally and more than 15 employees per grocery store in the city

$5 per hour

120 days

 

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