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New California Employment Laws for 2024

December 3, 2023

As another year comes to a close, there is one thing we can always count on and that is new California employment laws. This year’s crop includes an expansion of the California Paid Sick Leave law, an expansion of bereavement leave to include reproductive loss time off, and Workplace Violence Prevention Program requirements.

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New California Employment Laws for 2023

Another year has flown by while the California Legislature has been hard at work passing a variety of employment laws, ranging from pay transparency requirements to bereavement leave.

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New California Employment Laws for 2022

This year’s new California employment laws range from separation agreements to COVID-19 safety obligations to the continuing sagas of binding arbitration and independent contractor classifications. 

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Retaliation Complaints and Effective Risk Management Strategies

With the rise in retaliation claims, having an effective risk management plan is more important than ever.

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New California Employment Laws for 2021

As we approach the end of this cataclysmic year, we can be thankful for something that never changes — more employment law issues to address.  The following describes the most significant California employment laws going into effect in 2021, along with an HR Compliance Checklist to help you plan ahead. Expansion of the California Family…

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Employer Considerations for Returning to Work During Covid-19

As shelter-in-place orders relax, businesses are preparing their Return to Work plans. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth transition for you and your employees.

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New California Employment Laws for 2020

Read the new California employment laws for 2020 and follow our HR compliance checklist to understand how these regulations impact your business.

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Topliff’s Top 5 Leave of Absence Practice Tips

Topliff’s Top 5 Leave of Absence Practice Tips provides concise action steps employers should take to achieve compliance.

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New Employment Laws for California Employers in 2019

The #MeToo movement’s effect is felt in new California harassment laws, including new training requirements. The Fair Pay Act, lactation accommodations and criminal history inquiries are also clarified.

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2018 Mid-Year Compliance Roundup

Important employment law cases and regulatory updates provide a mid-year compliance “to do” list, from independent contractor reviews to arbitration agreements to new national origin discrimination rules in California.

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