Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Board Adopts Requirement That Contractors With County Pay Workers for Jury Duty
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Businesses that win county contracts will have to pay for at least five days of jury service for each of their full-time employees, under an ordinance unanimously approved yesterday by the county Board of Supervisors.
The new law will go into effect March 28.
Companies with 10 or fewer employees and less than $500,000 annual gross revenues, and firms that do less than $50,000 a year in county business would be exempt from the new requirement.
The new ordinance, which makes Los Angeles the only county in the state with such a contracting requirement, came out of a motion by Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Michael Antonovich.
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