California-based employers and out-of-state employers with employees in California should immediately review their policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with the new laws, most of which will be effective January 1, 2017.
Human resource professionals may assume that their risk of individual liability for labor law violations is generally limited when they act on behalf of their employer. A recent FMLA case suggests otherwise.
California continues to enact and adjust an extensive range of laws and regulations impacting labor and employment. Here are some of the most recent changes that employers need to know about.