California Employment Laws

California Employers 2018
The new year brings new laws for California employers to grapple with. Below we highlight the most significant new employment laws affecting California employers as of January 1, 2018.  Companies based in California or with operations in California are encouraged to review their policies and procedures in light of these developments.

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California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) not only prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation, but goes a step farther than similar state laws in its explicit requirement that employers take reasonable steps to prevent and correct such conduct.  Cal. Gov’t Code § 12940(k).  In 2016, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council promulgated regulations which set forth the required elements of a compliant prevention and correction program (2 CCR §§ 11023-11024), and in May 2017 the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) issued a Workplace Harassment Guide (the “Guide”) to clarify further employers’ obligations under these regulations.  The Guide, which is notable for its detailed explanation of workplace investigation procedures, can be accessed here

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Each year, companies that do business in California brace for the new bills signed into law by the governor in the last few months of the year. Hunton & Williams partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente discusses the five new laws California employers should be aware of this year, and how they can prepare.

View the 5-minute video here.

Questions? Contact Emily Burkhardt Vicente at ebvicente@hunton.com.

Each year, companies that do business in California brace for the new bills signed into law by the governor in the last few months of the year. Hunton & Williams partner Emily Burkhardt Vicente discusses the five new laws California employers should be aware of this year, and how they can prepare.

View the 5-minute video here.

Questions? Contact Emily Burkhardt Vicente at ebvicente@hunton.com.