Effective January 1, 2024, two new laws - SB 699 and AB 1076 - will bolster California's already-considerable limitations on the use of noncompete agreements.
A recently signed law creates a rebuttable presumption than an employer has unlawfully retaliated against an employee if the employer takes adverse actions shortly after the employee engaged in certain protected activities.
Most employers in California will soon be required to develop and implement a written workplace violence prevention plan under a new law - the first of its kind in the United States.
Starting in 2024, a new law will require California employers to provide employees up to five days of leave following a miscarriage, stillbirth, failed adoption, failed surrogacy or unsuccessful assisted reproduction.
Amendments to the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (HWHFA) will increase the number of paid sick and safe days to which employees are entitled from three to five starting in 2024.
AB 1228 represents a more employer-friendly version of the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), which was passed in 2022 but then blocked earlier this year before it could go into effect.
California's Attorney General is conducting investigative information-gathering on large employers' compliance with the state's employee data privacy law.
California lawmakers have introduced legislation to broaden employee protections under state law governing mass layoffs, relocations or terminations.
A California law barring employers from using compulsory arbitration agreements to resolve employment disputes conflicts with the Federal Arbitration Act, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a big win for employers.
Although there remains a chance the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act) could take effect at a later date, it now faces an uphill battle.
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