New California labor laws went into effect on January 1, 2015, giving employees greater protections and rights and imposing new responsibilities on employers. Each law carries a workplace posting requirement applicable to all California employers. Paid Sick Leave The Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 (CA AB 1522) is California’s new paid sick leave law. Read more

Employers are increasingly using sub-contractors, temporary staffing, leased employees and independent contractors to supplement or, sometimes, replace their regular workforce.  This workforce is especially attractive in California where labor costs run high.  Until now, using a “labor contractor” to supply California workers for a “client employer” usually protected such employers from liability for the payment Read more

August 13, 2014 the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) becomes effective. Under the ordinance, covered employers must follow strict rules regarding applicants’ and employees’ arrest and conviction record(s) and information related to such records, as well as, post notice in the workplace for employees and applicants to view. This new ordinance applies to employers Read more

Recently the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed substantial amendments to the San Francisco Police Code by restricting use of criminal records by covered employers. Restriction with regard to employer inquiries about criminal records is widely termed “ban the box”. The Ban the Box Movement continues to gain momentum as states, cities and counties recognize Read more

Employers in San Jose California must now pay a new higher minimum wage rate: Employers that maintain a facility in San Jose or are subject to the San Jose Business Tax are required to display the new San Jose Minimum Wage poster in a conspicuous place where labor law notices for employees are customarily posted. Read more

The San Jose California Minimum Wage Ordinance was passed by City of San Jose voters on November 6, 2012. Effective March 11, 2013 employers that maintain a facility in San Jose or are subject to the San Jose Business Tax are required to display the new San Jose Minimum Wage poster in a conspicuous place Read more

Throughout California, smoking inside public places has been illegal since the mid 1990’s.  Now, a San Francisco Supervisor wants to take it one step further — by banning smoking at all outdoor events that are held on city-owned property. If passed, Supervisor Eric Mar’s bill would require organizers of outdoor events held on city-owned property Read more

Compliance Poster Company is closely watching as California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee furthers two important legislative bills for consideration, Minimum Wage (Annual Adjustments) and Discrimination in Employment (Reasonable Accommodations).  These bills advanced further through the legislative process on Wednesday, with “Do Pass” approvals. Annual adjustments in the hourly minimum wage are provided for on Read more

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) are planning open forums statewide during the month of April to begin discussions about current issues in the California Workers’ Compensation system. Improvements in the system are needed to get injured workers back to work and to remove the imbalance of Read more

Employers have many different responsibilities under California Labor laws.  Among these is the mandatory requirement to provide employees with specified pamphlets, notice of Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Insurance, State Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave and Sexual Harassment. California mandatory pamphlet distribution requirements are in addition to the state and federal mandatory-to-post laws for the state. Read more