HR and Employment Law Resources for California

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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.

California Handbook

Create or update your California Handbook with XpertHR's comprehensive state-specific handbook policy statements. The California Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available policy statements, including:

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A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help California employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.

California HR Law at a Glance

California Employment Law Manual

Employee Benefits

Employee Compensation

Employee Leaves

Employee Management

HR Strategy, Management and the Law

Labor Relations

Organizational Exit


Recruiting and Hiring

Risk Management - Health, Safety, Security