California has traditionally been the catalyst and forerunner for many legislative changes and trends throughout the nation. The 2014 legislative session brought about another round of California labor law changes that will no doubt influence other states, as well.
Changes In California Labor Law for 2015
The California legislature recently passed a number of new laws and amended many others. Most of these changes took effect on January 1st unless otherwise noted in the list. As a result, it’s important for California employers to review their current policies and practices to ensure compliance and provide for any required new workplace postings.
All of these new requirements and stipulations must be complied with. Learning and complying these changes and additions can be a job in itself. Unfortunately, ignorance of the law does not help when it comes to California labor law. Even though most employers do not deliberately or maliciously violate labor laws, not having the proper information and failing to stay up to date can lead to serious issues.
This infographic will serve as a quick reference to most of the more pertinent labor laws for 2015:
What the New California Labor Law Means for Employers
Many of these new regulations expand the scope of risk for employers and require new workplace postings or changes to existing workplace policies. We recommend that all California employers consult with experienced employment counsel to ensure compliance going into 2015.
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