California Legislative Update and Current Trends
Each year the California legislature passes new and amended laws that keep employers and their human resources professionals scrambling to maintain compliance. Additionally, counties and cities have been passing separate minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinances at an alarming rate. Then, there are enforcement positions and select areas of California employment law that are litigated and challenged more than others.
This webinar will provide an overview of the new laws that affect employers with employees in California, and will address some of the current trends in enforcement and litigation that employers will want to know.
- Identify new and amended laws in California
- Briefly cover the municipal ordinances that employers should know
- Discuss current trends in enforcement and litigation in the Golden State
Navigating Wage and Hour Issues in California
Employers in California find dealing with the various wage and hour laws daunting. Employers have to navigate the federal, state and sometimes local wage and hour requirements. This webinar will go over some of the basics such as determining which wage order applies to your employees, timekeeping requirements, itemized wage statements, exemptions, overtime, and meal and rest breaks. In addition, it will cover some of the trends and enforcement guidance that has been provided by the courts and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
- What is a wage order and which one applies?
- California specific wage and hour requirements
- If we make a mistake what are the penalties?
- Trends and enforcement guidance
California—Managing Multiple Leave Issues
Employers with employees in California are sometimes perplexed by the number of available leaves there are within the state. For instance, when an employee becomes pregnant, that employee may be eligible for Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and California Family Rights Act (CFRA), along with being accommodated according to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). With protections granted under California’s paid sick leave law, Kin Care, and other various leaves, employers may have difficulty navigating which leaves and what protections apply. And, for each leave, there are notices and pamphlets that must be provided.
This webinar will provide practical examples of how to administer leave for a pregnant employee, an injured employee, and discuss the other leaves available to California employees. Additionally, some of the notices and pamphlets that must be used in California will be identified.
- Discuss example of PDL/FMLA/CFRA interplay
- Go through example of a workplace injury and the implications of workers’ compensation/FMLA/ CFRA/ADA/FEHA
- Identify various leaves available to California employees
- Reference notices, forms, and pamphlets to be used by California employers
Human resources professionals who oversee employees in California
Employers Council staff