California HR and Employment Law

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Access critical 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 key state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

Access the full California Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and California Employee Handbook templates below, as well as view state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to 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, 2019: Los Angeles County, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $14.25 ($13.25 for Small Employers)

July 1, 2019: Los Angeles, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $14.25 ($13.25 for Small Employers)

July 1, 2019: San Francisco, California, Minimum Wage Adjusted for Inflation

July 1, 2019: Malibu, California, Minimum Wage Increases to $14.25 for Large Employers ($13.25 for Small Employers)

July 1, 2019: Fremont, California, Minimum Wage Takes Effect at $13.50 for Large Employers

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

About This Topic

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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