The California Supreme Court and the Legislature ushered in 2024 with two significant changes that may appear unrelated but that may impact California employers. We consider each in turn.
Effective Jan. 1, 2024, under the recently signed Senate Bill 848 (S.B. 848), covered California employers must provide eligible employees with a job-protected leave of absence following a reproductive loss. This…Continue Reading California Employers Must Provide Reproductive Loss Leave Starting Jan. 1, 2024
Starting Oct. 1, 2023, California employers must adhere to new regulations under the Fair Chance Act (FCA) concerning the use of an individual’s criminal history in employment decisions. These rules…Continue Reading (Background) Check It Out: Understanding California’s New Fair Chance Act Regulations on Criminal Records and Background Checks When Making Employment Decisions
Proposition 22 continues its journey through the California courts. As background, in 2018 the California Supreme Court adopted a new test to determine whether a worker was an employee or…Continue Reading Court of Appeal Puts Rideshare Companies Back in the Driver’s Seat
The city of Los Angeles’s recently passed Fair Workweek Ordinance (the Ordinance) takes effect April 1, 2023. The ordinance aims to ensure Los Angeles retail employees have more predictable work…Continue Reading Los Angeles Retail Employers: New Fair Workweek Obligations Take Effect April 1. Are They Fair?
Under AB 2188, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, California employers will be prohibited from discriminating against employees for off-duty cannabis use.
Continue Reading California Will Soon Protect Employees’ Off-Duty Cannabis Use
California employers know the holidays bring chilly nights (by California standards), holiday cheer, decked halls, and… ringing in the New Year with a host of new employment laws and compliance…Continue Reading ’Tis the Season for California’s 2023 Legislative Update: Employer Considerations
This blog post is a Q&A on California Assembly Bill-2188 – Discrimination in employment: use of cannabis.
When will AB 2188 go into effect?
AB 2188 was signed by…Continue Reading New California Legislation Will Not Allow Employers to Prohibit Off-the-Job Marijuana Use for Much Longer
While perhaps overlooked in favor of other high-profile rulings (we’re looking at you, Viking River Cruises), the California Supreme Court’s decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.…Continue Reading Meal And Rest Break Claims Now Pose High Financial Risks to California Employers