Humane Treatment of Hotel Room Attendants Act of 2004

Humane Treatment of Hotel Room Attendants Act of 2004

The California Humane Treatment of Hotel Room Attendants Act, which requires employers of persons who clean guest rooms in a hotel or other establishment licensed for transient occupancy to provide a paid 15 minute rest period every four hours for hotel room attendants. A clean, temperature controlled room on the hotel's premises is required for breaks. Clean drinking water must be required. A complete and accurate record of the meal and rest periods of employees must be kept to ensure employer compliance.  Employers will be held liable for lack of compliance.



Cry Wolf Quotes

Somehow grab bars in bathrooms seem downright mundane when the speaker of the assembly and the senate president pro-tem take direct aim at the lodging industry.

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California Lodging Industry Association, press release.

This brings visions of private lawsuits by plaintiffs with bounty-hunting lawyers, instead of investigations by the state labor agency.

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California Lodging Industry Association, press release.

AB 606 singles out one industry and places additional requirements on employers in that industry.

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Governor Schwarzenegger veto message.