Please visit the the official Los Angeles Minimum Wage Website for more information.
Office of Wage Standards
Kimberly Fitzpatrick, Division Manager
OFFICE OF WAGE STANDARDS (OWS)
The Bureau is the designated agency tasked with implementing and enforcing the minimum wage, paid sick leave, and wage theft program of the Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) established by the City Council Ordinance in June 2015. OWS consists of two sections tasked with effectively implementing and enforcing the MWO.
Information and Outreach Section
Diana Gi - Supervisor
The Information and Outreach Section focuses efforts on informing businesses and employees about minimum wage and paid sick leave requirements and administering on-call personal services contracts for community outreach and other specialized services.
Investigation and Compliance Section
Freneshia Clark - Supervisor
The Investigation and Compliance Section investigates complaints of wage underpayment and sick time violations and issues findings and assessments of wage and sick time restitution and penalties where applicable.
A third unit, headed by the Hearing Officer, resides outside of the OWS under the direct supervision of the Bureau Director and handles appeal hearings and collections.
Effective on January 22, 2017, the OWS is also tasked with enforcing the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) law.