June 27, 2024 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by James W. Ward, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert/Legal Writer and Editor, CalChamber

Usually, the busiest time of the year revolves around new laws taking effect on January 1. But over the last few years, a trend has emerged in which several labor and employment law developments occur throughout the year — and 2024 is no exception.

In fact, this year, not only are laws taking effect mid-year, but we also have new regulations, local ordinance updates and court cases — all of which are keeping employers quite busy.

Read on for a summary of employment law developments in 2024 so far, including minimum wage updates, workplace violence prevention requirements, indoor heat regulations, federal pregnancy accommodation regulations and the latest employment law decisions from the courts.

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