Navigating the diverse, sometimes conflicting, and ever evolving employment laws of multiple states can be difficult. This is especially true for businesses operating in California, which boasts some of the most complex labor and employment laws in the country. This publication series is designed to keep employers informed of the most pressing legal developments in California employment laws and HR issues.
A number of significant developments in California labor and employment law occurred in 2015. This article will highlight the developments we believe are most important for California employers, including:
- California Paid Sick Leave Laws
- California Fair Pay Act
- Special Meal Period Waiver Exception For Health Care Employees Becomes Law
- No-Rehire Clauses May Void Settlement Agreements
- Family School Partnership Act Expanded
- Minimum Wage Increase / Overtime Eligibility Exemption Amount Changed
- Changes to Piece-Rate Compensation
- Limitations on E-Verify Usage
- California's (Unruh) Civil Rights Act Adds New Protected Classes
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Bass, Berry & Sims' Labor Talk blog features news, commentary and insights on the complicated and constantly changing labor and employment laws affecting employers.