California

URGENT CA: Updated Information for the 2022 Pay Data Reporting

On February 28, 2023, the California Civil Rights Division (CRD) – formerly known as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (FEHA) – released updates to their frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on the 2022 California pay data reports, which covered employers must submit via the CRD’s pay data portal by May 10. California’s pay …

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URGENT CA: Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

  A federal appeals court just paved the way for California employers to continue utilizing mandatory arbitration agreements with employees and job applicants. California’s Assembly Bill 51 (AB 51), which was slated to take effect January 1, 2020, placing a ban on mandatory arbitration in employment in California has been the subject of back-and-forth legal …

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URGENT CA: CAL/OSHA COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulations in Effect

The COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations requiring employers to protect workers from hazards related to COVID-19 are now in effect, following their approval on February 3, 2023, by the Office of Administrative Law. The new regulations will remain in effect through February 3, 2025, with recordkeeping requirements in effect through February 3, 2026. The Non-Emergency Regulations …

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URGENT CA: California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $15.50 Per Hour

California’s minimum wage will increase to $15.50 per hour for all employers on January 1, 2023. Some cities and counties in California have a local minimum wage that is higher than the state rate. You can view a chart outlining all minimum wage requirements for states, cities, and counties in the Guardian HR Forms Library’s …

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URGENT CA: California Pay Transparency 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, SB 1162 was signed into law, which aligns California with a growing national trend mandating pay transparency in the workplace. This sweeping new law imposes two significant requirements on covered employers: job-posting requirements and pay data disclosures. The law requires public and private employers with 15 or more employees to include …

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EEOC Releases Updated “Know Your Rights” Poster

On October 19, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the ‘Know Your Rights’ poster, which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster. Covered employers are required by federal law to prominently display the poster at their work sites. The EEOC’s web page for the poster provides information about where …

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URGENT CA: California Extends the Supplemental Paid Sick Leave through December 31, 2022

AB 152 extends the California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (CA SPSL) rights until December 31, 2022.  Although the time in which workers may use COVID-19 supplemental leave will be extended by three months, this Bill does not provide additional leave time for those employees who have already exhausted their COVID-19-related leave time in 2022. Under …

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URGENT CA: California Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Statewide December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022

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URGENT CA: California Updates Premium Payments for Meal and Rest Break Violations

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URGENT CA: Minimum Wage Rate Changes Effective July 1

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