MINIMUM WAGE

Temporary Hero Pay Ordinance

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MINIMUM WAGE

Hero Pay Ordinance

Employees of retail grocery stores, retail drug stores, and large retail stores with a grocery or drug store component located in the unincorporated area of the County will earn $5 hour in “Hero Pay” due to COVID-19, in addition to their base wages. Employees covered by the Hero Pay Ordinance begin earning Hero Pay at 12:00 a.m. on February 26, 2021, and will continue earning Hero Pay for each hour worked for 120 days.

Download PDF of Ordinance

File a “Hero Pay” Complaint

If you believe your employer is not paying the mandated temporary “Hero Pay”, file a complaint online by clicking the “Get Help” button. Our services are free. You can also reach us by:

Phone: 800.593.8222

We do not ask or report your immigration status.

mediation get help complaint button

File a “Hero Pay” Complaint

If you believe your employer is not paying the mandated temporary “Hero Pay”, file a complaint online by clicking the “Get Help” button. Our services are free. You can also reach us by:

Phone: 800.593.8222

We do not ask or report your immigration status.

mediation get help complaint button
Partial image of required LA County Hero Pay workplace posting

L.A. County Required Workplace Posting

Every employer shall post a written notice in a conspicuous place at every store located within the unincorporated areas of the County where any employee works. The notice must be prepared and made available electronically by DCBA informing employees of the Hero Pay Ordinance and of their rights under the ordinance.

Which type of businesses must pay the $5 Hero Pay?

Employees that work in a retail grocery store, a retail drug store, or a large retail store that sells groceries or drugs are entitled to $5 of “Hero Pay” per hour worked at the store.
Stores must be:
• In the unincorporated area of the County of Los Angeles
• Have more than 10 employees
• Part of a company that is either publicly traded or employs 300 or more people nationwide.

How do I know if I worked in an unincorporated area of the County?

To know if you worked in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, enter the address of where you worked on the County Registrar-Recorder’s website. (Follow our guide for step-by-step instructions.) Or you can call DCBA at 800.593.8222.

How DCBA can help you

DCBA can help employees and employers understand their rights under the County’s new Hero Pay Ordinance. We can help businesses remain in compliance or investigate alleged violations of the law and help employees get their wages owed.

Facts about the temporary "Hero Pay" ordinance

Frequently Asked Questions

English

Spanish (coming soon)

Webinar

June 8 webinar: Full slides

April 13 webinar: Full slides

Grocery store produce worker stacks veggies

Facts about the new temporary "Hero Pay" ordinance

Frequently Asked Questions

English

Spanish (coming soon)

Webinar

June 8 webinar: Full slides

April 13 webinar: Full slides

Grocery store produce worker stacks veggies
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