California is considered one of the most employee-friendly states. Many consider it the state with the most proscriptive variances from federal law. For example, in addition to classes that are protected from discrimination by federal law, California adds over five more classes to its law. This is just one example of the many challenges California imposes on employers. A California employer must tread cautiously to ensure compliance with the complex and ever-changing employment laws in the state.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in California.
Updated to reflect the forthcoming San Leandro minimum wage ordinance.
Updated to reflect notice-posting requirements in the San Leandro Minimum Wage Ordinance.
Updated to reflect retaliation protections in the San Leandro Minimum Wage Ordinance.
Updated to reflect revised regulations and FAQs on Los Angeles paid sick leave provisions.