California Legislation Update

As we start April 2022, here are five new California employment law developments that California employers need to know about:

1. Court rules California’s law requiring corporate board diversity is unconstitutional.

California passed AB 979 which enacted Corporations Code section 301.4 in 2020.  The law requires corporations with their principal executive offices located in California

As we begin March, there are many developments for California employers on the legal front.  Here are five issues that should catch employer’s attention this week (and will likely have impacts on California employers for the rest of the year):

1. Does California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Survive 2022?

PAGA was designed by the

California’s 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave becomes effective tomorrow, February 19, 2022 (for background and basics about the new law, see our prior post here).  This week, the Labor Commissioner published additional resources just before the law becomes effective.  Below is a summary of the notice requirements (and with a link to the

[Update: On February 9, 2022, the Governor signed SB 114 into law – see our updated article here on the new California supplemental paid sick leave requirements enacted by this law].

This week, Assembly Bill 84 (AB 84) was published setting forth the parameters of a proposed law for another COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave

AB 331 known as the “Silenced No More Act,” was approved by the Governor on October 7, 2021, and its provisions applies to employment agreements, such as severance agreements, settlements agreements, or a release of claims.  Here are five items employers should understand about AB 331:

1. When does AB 331 take effect?

AB 331

On September 22, 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 701 into law aimed at “warehouse distribution centers” and the use of quotas.  While the law was drafted to curtail alleged practices of Amazon, it will impact many warehouses across California.  Here are five key questions California employers need to understand about the new law:

1. Which

In 2019, California enacted AB 51, making it an unlawful employment practice for employers to require applicants or employees, as a condition of employment, to waive any right, forum, or procedure relating to a Labor Code or FEHA claim. The short version of this word salad is that employers couldn’t mandate arbitration agreements. However, a