Sexual Harassment Training:
All employers with five or more employees will be required to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and one hour to non-supervisorial employees and within six months of hire or promotion, and every two years after that (by January 1, 2020).
Minimum Wage and Salary Requirements:
As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for employers with 25 employees or less is $11/hour and for employers with 26 or more employees is $12/hour. As of January 1, 2019, the new salary minimum for the state of California for businesses under 26 employees is $45,760; for businesses with 26 or more employees, the minimum salary is $49, 920.
Plastic Straws in Restaurants:
Full service restaurants are prohibited from handing out single-use plastic straws to customers unless they specifically request one; fast food restaurants are exempt.
As of January 1, 2019, an employer must provide a reasonable lactation space other than a bathroom for its employees; an employer may be able to utilize a temporary space, so long as it meets the specifications of the new mandate.
Gender Representation on Boards of Directors:
Publicly held corporations with principal executive offices in California will be required to place at least one female director on its board by December 31, 2019.