Read more about the new laws affecting employers in California.

California Expands Who an Employee Can Care for Under the CFRA and California Paid Sick Leave Law

California Prohibits Retaliation Against Employees for Refusal to Report to Work During Emergency Conditions

Bereavement Leave Now Protected in California

California Passes New Requirements for Call Center Employers

On Labor Day, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 257, known as the FAST Recovery Act. The Act establishes a Fast Food Council comprising fast food employees, worker advocates, franchisors, franchisees, and government officials from the Department of Industrial Relations and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The Council will have the

In March 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) dropped universal indoor masking, though masking was still required in certain places. By April 2022, most counties had also ceased universal indoor masking requirements. However, recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) stated if the uptick in cases and hospitalizations continued, then

In 2020, California passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1731, which created an alternative process for employers to submit and be approved for work-sharing plan programs. Previously some employees would be eligible for unemployment benefits if they were working less than their usual weekly hours and their employer was participating in a work-sharing plan that met

The California Industrial Welfare Commission has 17 wage orders that apply to different employers based on their industry or occupation.  Although other than minimum wage, these wage orders have not been updated since 2001, they provide specific rules regarding a wide variety of employment compliance issues, such as overtime, expense reimbursements, uniforms, and suitable seating