If you are using independent contractors, make sure you are familiar with AB5 which expands the “ABC test” used to determine whether someone is an independent contractor rather than an employee.
All employers who have 5 or more employees must provide a minimum of one hour of sexual harassment prevention training to their non-supervisory employees. This is in addition to the mandatory two-hour training for supervisory employees required by AB1825. The one- hour training must be completed by January 1, 2021. and must be provided every two years.
Effective July 1, 2020, employees may receive Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits for up to eight weeks.
Senate Bill 188 expands the law to prohibit discrimination against employees and students based on their natural hairstyles and hair texture, such as braids, locks, and twists.
Effective January 1, 2020, AB 1805 removes the 24-hour minimum hospitalization requirement for Cal/OSHA reporting and will require employers to report all inpatient hospitalizations.
Effective January, 1, 2020, AB 9 extends the statute of limitations to three years for an individual to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) for purported FEHA violations (i.e. harassment, discrimination, retaliation).