Employers Beware: Seventeen New California Laws Will Affect Employers with Operations in the State
By STEPHEN L. BERRY, LISA M. FIKE
The California legislative term that just ended has produced more new employment-related laws than in any recent year. The California Legislature, with a super majority of Democrats, and Governor Jerry Brown have enacted seventeen new laws that impose additional burdens on employers and continue the trend of expanding employee rights that has existed for several years. Except where otherwise specified in the alert, all of the new laws take effect on January 1, 2014.