With the confusing, and often overlapping, paid sick leave laws and regulations, employers find it difficult to be compliant with these California labor laws.
Recently the California Labor Commissioner updated a few key points in its FAQ page. On March 29, 2017, the Commissioner, by way of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), sought to provide additional guidance and clarification by issuing an update to its California Paid Sick Leave: Frequently Asked Questions.
In California, as in most states, employees may file legal claims against employers if they feel that their rights have been violated or were not protected. And it is a growing problem.
If an employee feels discriminated against, feels harassed or suffers an injury while at work, the employer may be liable for damages and injuries. Whether the employer's actions are intentional or unintentional, many workers file lawsuits seeking compensation or a remedy to the situation.
Employers in California are subject to the state's labor laws regarding meal and rest breaks. But staying in compliance with these laws can be problematic.
[This post has been updated and modified from an earlier post from 2016.]
California employers have much to comply with and maintaining clear and legally binding workplace drug policies is important. And confusing, thanks to new laws.
California joined a number of other states by legalizing recreational use of marijuana by adults November, 2016. The passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years old and over.