January 1, 2018 has brought significant changes to the strict requirements in California Employment Law. Here are some of the specific changes to this constantly changing landscape.
- Employees are now entitled to unpaid job protected parental leave for baby bonding. This applies to employees with 20 or more employees and includes leave as to both parents.
- Legislation was passed restricting employers from asking about criminal history on job applications.
- New laws were passed banning all employers from asking job applications any questions pertaining to their prior salary history.
- New rules were enacted relating to worksite immigration enforcement.
- California legislators have expanded discrimination, harassment and retaliation protections.
- There are new training requirements involving sexual harassment in the workplace.
- There are new wage and hour payroll enforcement guidelines.
These are just the changes in 2018. At the Law Offices of Mark J. Habeeb, we assist with claims involvement violation and enforcement of the complex rules in California Employment Law.