California labor law is vast, complex, and constantly changing. The challenge for HR and Payroll professionals is in knowing and properly complying with it all.
Keeping up with and understanding the ever-growing (and changing) body of California labor laws is essential for HR professionals and Payroll departments. These are the people in most businesses who must ensure that employees are being paid correctly and on-time. Consequently, both groups need to understand the impact that an employee’s working schedule may have on his or her pay.
A number of recent California labor laws will impact HR policies and practices into 2017 and beyond. Are you up to date?
Companies with employees in California should learn the new state law developments and trends, said Jonathan Siegel, an attorney with Jackson Lewis in Newport Beach, Calif.
Most employers are simply working to feed their own families and make an honest living. Yet it seems that labor law changes often make their work that much harder each year.
Employers continually deal with compliance issues and, with California break laws, rest periods and meals make compliance that much more challenging.
The California labor employment law protects the rights of California employees and this includes many new laws since 2014 that also protect new immigrants. In addition to protecting meal and rest breaks, the California labor code covers issues such as overtime pay, tip pooling laws, vacation laws and more.