New Year. New California Employment Laws.

An Overview of New 2018 Laws Affecting California Employers

California enacted new laws in 2017 that affect California employers' day-to-day operations and policies in 2018 and beyond.

A parental leave mandate for smaller employers and new hiring restrictions are just a few of the significant changes that take effect on January 1, 2018.

CalChamber's free "An Overview of New 2018 Laws Affecting California Employers" white paper identifies noteworthy new legislation relating to:

  • Unpaid, job-protected parental leave for baby bonding (businesses with 20 or more employees)
  • Ban-the-box legislation, restricting employers from asking about criminal history on job applications (businesses with 5 or more employees)
  • A new law banning all employers from asking job applicants about their prior salary history
  • New rules relating to worksite immigration enforcement
  • Expanded discrimination, harassment and retaliation protections, including new sexual harassment prevention training requirements
  • Wage-and-hour enforcement
  • Workplace safety and workers' compensation

About CalChamber

As a not-for-profit, CalChamber is a business advocate and expert HR compliance resource for California employers. Our legislative presence at the State Capitol means we know California employment laws inside and out. We monitor, analyze and report changes as they happen, turning our expertise into products and services that help businesses more easily understand and comply with complex laws and regulations.

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