WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 – California Ready to Enforce Greatly Expanded Workplace Laws « Law Offices of Timothy Bowles | Top Employment Law Firm in Los Angeles

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 – California Ready to Enforce Greatly Expanded Workplace Laws

Immediate Actions for Safeguarding Your Business

The 2018 changes in California employment law are numerous. Compliance with these from January 1 on will of course reduce the prospect of related claims or lawsuits.

Two new provisions particularly require immediate review of employment applications and hiring practices for “Day One” compliance. See:

Managers should not put this off. No matter the size of business, applications that include salary history or criminal background after December 31, 2017 will be in violation of the law.

Other changes include the New Parent Leave Act for all businesses with more than 20 employees and increases in minimum wage as well as new standards for exemption from overtime for physicians and surgeons and computer software professionals.

We will be publishing more “What’s New in 2018” articles in coming weeks. Business owners and managers may also attend one of our two scheduled Pasadena seminars on how these changes will impact employers: on Friday, January 26 or Friday, February 23, 2018.

Our attorneys are also available to answer questions and assist businesses with any implementation issues. For further information, please contact Tim Bowles, Cindy Bamforth or Helena Kobrin.

Helena Kobrin

December 14, 2017

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