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Glendale, CA approved the Hotel Workers Protection Ordinance to regulate the hospitality industry

Glendale, CA Hotel Workers Protection Ordinance

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The city of Glendale approved an ordinance to implement a series of safeguards for hotel employees. The Hotel Workers Protection Ordinance includes panic buttons for summoning help against threats are mandated for hospitality workers, along with minimum-wage levels, limits on forced overtime, and maximums on the amount of square footage housekeepers must maintain.


Glendale, CA

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Glendale, CA Institutes Hotel Worker Protections | Littler Mendelson P.C.

Over the past few years, cities and counties have gotten into the business of regulating the workplace, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. Many local jurisdictions have focused particular attention on the hospitality industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy.1At the start of the trend, local ordinances focused on pushing


Don't "Panic": A New Legislative Trend for Hotel Employers? | Littler Mendelson P.C.

Bruce Sarchet and Corinn Jackson, both with Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute, discuss a noticeable trend developing in the hotel industry. They review the burgeoning popularity of laws requiring hotel employers to provide certain workers – primarily guestroom cleaning staff – with panic buttons to be used in emergencies, including instances of sexual harassment by guests.

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