California Legal Updates

Compliance Law Updates Recently Announced:

Last Updated: 1/9/2023

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California Legal Updates:

January 2023

  • A New California Law Requires Restroom Access for Individuals with Certain Conditions (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Amends CalSavers Program (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Amends Law on Wage Garnishments (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Enacts New Law Providing Time Off for Bereavement–Now Includes Sample Policy (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Expands Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA and Paid Sick Leave–Now Includes Updated Policies (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Expands Law on Hate Imagery in Places of Employment and Elsewhere (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Extends COVID-19-Related Workers’ Compensation Provisions (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Law Establishes New Protections for Employees During States of Emergency (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Law Protects People From Civil or Criminal Liability Related to Reproductive Health (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Law Requires Reproductive Health Coverage Information (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Passes Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Privacy Rights Act for Employers: The New “Notice at Collection” California Employers Must Distribute to the Workforce (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision-Making–Now Includes Updated Policy (effective 01/01/23)
  • California Provides Arrest and Conviction Record Relief (effective 01/01/23)
  • New California Law Addresses Employers’ Use of Certain Devices to Track Employees–Includes Notice Requirement (effective 01/01/23)
  • New California Law Requires Annual Pay Data Reports and Including Pay Information in Job Postings (effective 01/01/23)
  • Substantial New Privacy Obligations for California Employers: The California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020 Passes at the Polls (effective 01/01/23)

December 2022

  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision-Making–Now Includes Updated Policy
  • California Enacts New Law Providing Time Off for Bereavement–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • California Expands Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA and Paid Sick Leave–Now Includes Updated Policies

November 2022

  • California Enacts New Law Providing Time Off for Bereavement–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • California Extends COVID-19-Related Workers’ Compensation Provisions
  • California Law Requires Reproductive Health Coverage Information
  • California Provides Arrest and Conviction Record Relief
  • A New California Law Requires Restroom Access for Individuals with Certain Conditions
  • New California Law Requires Annual Pay Data Reports and Including Pay Information in Job Postings
  • California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Through 2022, Makes Small Amendment and Offers Grants for Smaller Employers–Includes Updated Policy
  • California Expands Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA and Paid Sick Leave–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision-Making–Now Includes Updated Policy
  • New California Law Addresses Employers’ Use of Certain Devices to Track Employees–Includes Notice Requirement
  • California Law Establishes New Protections for Employees During States of Emergency
  • California Increases Family Temporary Disability Insurance Weekly Benefit Amount
  • California Amends Law on Wage Garnishments View Post

October 2022

  • California Expands Law on Hate Imagery in Places of Employment and Elsewhere
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Personal Use of Cannabis
  • California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision-Making
  • California Passes Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act
  • San Francisco Voters Adopt Permanent Public Health Emergency Leave Measure–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • California Extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Through 2022, Makes Small Amendment and Offers Grants for Smaller Employers–Includes Updated Policy
  • California Amends Law on Wage Garnishments
  • A New California Law Requires Restroom Access for Individuals with Certain Conditions
  • California Increases Family Temporary Disability Insurance Weekly Benefit Amount
  • New California Law Addresses Employers’ Use of Certain Devices to Track Employees–Includes Notice Requirement
  • California Law Requires Reproductive Health Coverage Information
  • New California Law Requires Annual Pay Data Reports and Including Pay Information in Job Postings
  • The California Family Rights Act Will Now Cover Bereavement Leave–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • California Expands Law on Hate Imagery in Places of Employment and Elsewhere
  • California Law Establishes New Protections for Employees During States of Emergency
  • California Expands Definition of “Family Member” for CFRA and Paid Sick Leave–Policy Updates Forthcoming
  • California Provides Arrest and Conviction Record Relief
  • California Extends COVID-19-Related Workers’ Compensation Provisions
  • California Law Protects People From Civil or Criminal Liability Related to Reproductive Health

September 2022

  • California Amends CalSavers Program
  • Inflation Disrupts California’s Minimum Wage Rate Schedule, Prompts Pay Increases for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees in 2023, and Impacts Other California Laws
  • San Francisco Adopts Final Rules Implementing the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance–Includes New Handbook Notice Requirement
  • Panic Buttons and Workload Limits: Los Angeles Hotel Workers Get New Protections
  • California Passes Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act

August 2022

  • Glendale, CA Institutes Hotel Worker Protections, Including Panic Buttons, Workload Limits, Leave and Accommodations
  • West Hollywood, California Passes Comprehensive Ordinance Establishing a Local Minimum Wage and Requiring Paid and Unpaid Leave–Now Includes Sample Policy
  • Panic Buttons and Workload Limits: Los Angeles Hotel Workers Get New Protections
  • Inflation Disrupts California’s Minimum Wage Rate Schedule, Prompts Pay Increases for Non-Exempt and Exempt Employees in 2023, and Impacts Other California Laws

July 2022

  • California Department of Public Health Order Alters “Close Contact” and “Infectious Period” Definitions Under Cal/OSHA COVID ETS
  • San Francisco Voters Adopt Permanent Public Health Emergency Leave Measure–Sample Policy Forthcoming

 


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