In California, there’s no “slow season” when it comes to employment laws and human resources. Why is that? Because even when the statutory changes slow down after the first of the year, regulations, local ordinances and court cases keep practitioners occupied.
So far, this year has been busy — we’ve seen several local ordinance updates, federal and state court decisions, regulatory developments from both the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) and the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), and important decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Even the United States Congress got some things done!
Luckily, one of CalChamber’s employment law experts highlighted this year’s significant developments so far in the free 2023 Midyear Employment Law Update white paper. This white paper includes information on:
- Updates to local minimum wage ordinances, and some new local ordinances that either were announced or went into effect earlier this year;
- Updates around COVID-19 and criminal history regulations;
- Court cases about arbitration, wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and labor relations; and
- NLRB decisions about severance agreements and employee discipline.
You’ll also learn about federal legislation that has expanded federal protections for pregnant and nursing workers and how it affects California employers.