California is a state of perpetual motion when it comes to new and evolving employer regulations. While most of the 305 bills introduced in the last legislative session mentioning “employer” did not pass the Legislature, many did and were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. With that comes more rules and risks for employers dealing with non-compete agreements, anti-discrimination, Labor Code enforcement, workplace safety, leaves of absence and a plethora of minimum wage increases.
To borrow from Kelly Clarkson, “… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller …”
Elements of key state Assembly Bills (AB) and Senate Bills (SB) affecting private employers that became law Jan. 1, 2024 (unless otherwise noted) follow.
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*Originally published by CalCPA in the January/February 2024 issue of California CPA.
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