Employee Communications: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Alice Wang, Fisher Phillips
- California law requires specific training for employees and supervisors. See Communications and Training.
- California law includes a presumption that employment is at-will. See Communicating Employer Expectations and Work Rules.
- Employers that do not comply with state and federal posting requirements may face fines in the thousands of dollars. See Communications in Postings Required by California Law.
- California employers may not prohibit their employees from disclosing the amount of their wages. See Restricting Employee Communications - Wage Information.
- California drivers are limited from using mobile devices while driving. See Restricting Employee Communications - Use of Mobile Devices.
- California favors employee mobility. California laws are very restrictive regarding noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants. See Communicating Sensitive Information.
- Localities including Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego have requirements pertaining to employee communications. See Local Requirements.