California HR and Employment Law

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Access key resources that help private employers in California stay apprised of HR and employment law developments, obtain insights on how the developments compare to related Federal requirements, and customize tools to comply with state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

You can access the full California Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and Employee Handbook templates (over 50 state-specific handbook policy templates) below, as well as view key state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to key municipal coverage.

XpertHR's Legal Timetable helps you keep track of key compliance dates in California, as well as other states and municipalities:

July 1, 2018: California Paid Sick Leave Law Covers In-Home Supportive Services Workers

July 1, 2018: California Law Protecting Janitorial Workers Takes Effect

July 1, 2018: San Francisco, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $15.00 per Hour

July 1, 2018: Los Angeles, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $13.25 ($12.00 for Small Employers)

July 1, 2018: San Francisco, California, Bans Inquiries Regarding Salary History

Employee Handbooks

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

Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Prevention Handbook Statement [5+ Employees]: California

Employment Eligibility and Work Authorization Handbook Statement: California

Family and Medical Leave Handbook Statement: California

Paid Sick and Safe Time Handbook Statement [Accrual Method]: California

Smoke-Free Workplace Handbook Statement: California

Additional Resources

California Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors

California Workplace Notices

How to Comply With California's Fair Pay Act

Municipality Coverage

Search for local law requirements in the following key municipalities:

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County

Long Beach


San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

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

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