AB 1008 prohibits employers with five or more employees from asking about criminal history on employment applications.
AB 168 bans employers from asking about a job applicant’s prior salary, compensation or benefits.
SB 63 (the New Parent Leave Act) requires small businesses with 20 or more employees to provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to bond with a new child.
AB 450 provides workers with protection from immigration enforcement while on the job and imposes varying fines from $2,000 to $10,000 for violating its provisions.
Harassment Prevention Training:
SB 396 requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment training every two years.
SB 295 requires that sexual harassment prevention training be conducted or interpreted into a language understood by the employee.
SB 179 will allow California residents to choose from three equally recognized gender options — female, male or nonbinary — on state-issued identification cards, birth certificates and driver’s licenses.
AB 1556 deletes the gender-specific personal pronouns in California's anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, pregnancy disability, and family/medical leave laws.
Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation
SB 258 relates to the safety of designated cleaning products, including general cleaning, air care, automotive, or polish or floor maintenance products used primarily for janitorial, industrial or domestic cleaning purposes.
AB 44 requires employers to provide a nurse case manager to advocate for employees injured during the course of employment by an act of domestic terrorism, but only when the governor has declared a state of emergency.
SB 189, which is effective on July 1, 2018, clarifies when owners, officers of businesses, members of boards of directors, general partners in a partnership and managing members of LLCs may be excluded from workers’ compensation laws.
AB 1422 extends the automatic stay on liens filed by medical providers who are charged with criminal fraud.
SB 489 extends the billing deadline for providers of emergency treatment services from 30 days to 180 days.
Increased Liability for Construction Contractors
AB 1701 imposes liability onto the general contractor for any unpaid wages, benefits or contributions that a subcontractor owes to a laborer who performed work under the contract.