January 3, 2019
A New Year Means New Labor Laws
With the New Year, employers can always count on new legislation which can impact their businesses significantly. 2019 is no different. Here are a few of the significant new laws that will affect the lodging industry:

Minimum Wage Increases
2019 will see an increase in minimum wages:

 
Sexual Harassment Training
 
A new law to train practically all California employee about sexual harassment prevention:
 
 
Lactation Accommodations
 
Changes to the employer’s obligation to provide nursing mothers with lactation accommodations;
 
 
Defamation Protection When Giving References
 
New protections now exist for employers who give employment references:
 
 
Employer Liability for Harrassment

An expansion of employer liability for all types of harassment, even by non-employees:


Anti-human trafficking training for hotels and motels

By December 31, 2019, hotel or motel employees must receive at least 20 minutes of human trafficking awareness training and education:

CLIA Lodging Members can call the FREE CLIA Helpline at 916.925.2915 with questions about these new mandates and other HR, legal and operational concerns.
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