New Year. New California Employment Laws.

An Overview of New 2017 Laws Affecting California Employers

The 2016 legislative session produced new laws that will affect California employers' day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond. That's because quite a few bills feature delayed or phased-in implementation.

Some of the new laws, such as the minimum wage increase, make significant changes to California's legal landscape. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or may affect only employers in specific industries.

CalChamber's free "An Overview of New 2017 Laws Affecting California Employers" white paper identifies noteworthy new laws, including legislation relating to:

  • Wage and hour, including minimum wage and overtime
  • Expanded discrimination and retaliation protections, including significant amendments to the Fair Pay Act
  • Leaves of absence, including new hire notification requirements
  • Background checks, workers' compensation and other key employment areas

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