Fall is upon us and with that comes a deluge of new employment laws. (Think "sex" and you'll cover many of them!) Robin Largent, partner at CDF, shares below the highlights of some of the key employment laws that will kick in on January 1, 2019. If you're our retained client, in the next few months you'll receive more detailed information, what to do to implement these, and employee handbook updates. Stand by for more. In the meantime, here's a sample of the highlights from counsel.
September 30th was the last day for Governor Brown to sign or veto bills this legislative session. Below is the list of key employment-related bills that have been signed into law, along with a list of bills that were vetoed. All new laws take effect January 1, 2019 unless noted below. Bills Signed Into Law:
AB 3109 (Disclosure of Sexual Harassment)
: This bill makes void and unenforceable any provision in a contract or settlement agreement that prevents a party to the contract from testifying about criminal conduct or sexual harassment in an administrative, legislative, or judicial proceeding. SB 224 (Sexual Harassment): This bill amends section 51.9 of the Civil Code to expand the types of…