CITY OF BURBANK APPROVES HAZARD PAY ORDINANCE
Burbank, CA (May 25, 2021) – On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Burbank City Council adopted a Hazard Pay Uncodified Ordinance that temporarily requires grocery retail and drug retail employers to provide an additional $5.00 per hour hazard pay to certain employees working frontline positions, as compensation for the hazards they face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new ordinance will take effect June 18, 2021 and will last 60 days.
Employees working for Burbank grocery stores, drug stores, or large retailers that sell groceries and/or drug products, employ more than 10 people, is a publicly traded company, and/or employs 300 or more workers nationwide, may be entitled to Hazard Pay under this ordinance.
The full ordinance contains additional requirements and criteria for employers and employees entitled to Hazard Pay.
Through this Ordinance, the City seeks to sustain the stability of the food, medicine, and other necessities supply chains by supporting the essential workers who continue to work during the pandemic, and thereby safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Additional information can be found in this Hazard Pay Notice Sheet. For more questions about the Hazard Pay Uncodified Ordinance and the City’s Economic Recovery Plan, contact City of Burbank Economic Development at (818) 238-5180. To file a complaint against a business that is noncompliant with this ordinance, contact City of Burbank Code Enforcement at (818) 238-5225.
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Burbank is a diverse community of 106,800 residents. Billed as the “Media Capital of the World”, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered in Burbank including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Netflix Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios. With the Hollywood Burbank Airport located within the City, Burbank is a go-to destination for business and tourism. Additionally, Burbank is known for its walkable and safe neighborhoods, well-run school district, and “small town” charm.