Does This Law Apply to My Organization in California?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related California laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**
California Compassionate Use Act of 1996 All employers
California Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRRA) All employers
California Continuation Benefits Replacement Act (Cal-COBRA) Employers with two to 19 employees
California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) Employers with five or more employees (but harassment provisions apply to all employers)
California Equal Pay Act All employers
California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Employers that directly employ 50 or more employees
California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) All employers
California Military Spouse Leave Law Employers with 25 or more employees
California Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cal/OSHA Act) All employers
California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (Cal-WARN Act) Employers with 75 or more employees
Employee Literacy Education Assistance Act Employers with 25 or more employees
Good Samaritan laws All employers
Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (HWHFA) All private employers, and for-profit and not-for-profit employers
Unruh Civil Rights Act All employers
Victims of Domestic Violence Employment Leave Act All employers
Wage Theft Prevention Act All employers

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.