It’s that time again -- Happy New Year! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing social and political discord, California courts and our legislative representatives still found time to create new hurdles for employers in 2021. To fully protect the workplace from costly employment disputes and government audits, California employers, managers and human resource professionals must stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of employment laws in our state and cities, as well as the cases decided by California and federal courts throughout the year.
Join us at our "new laws" program to prepare for 2021! Topics to be discussed will include (among many others):
Amendments to the FEHA's protected categories and required policy updates for all employers
Mandatory COVID-19 OSHA notice and Workers’ Compensation requirements
Board of director expansions based on gender and underrepresented communities
Amendments to AB 5, Dynamex and the use of independent contractors in the workplace
January 1, 2021 deadline for sexual harassment prevention training for employers
Paid Family Leave expansions
California Family Rights Act expansion to employers with five or more employees
The CalSavers Program is here – are you ready?
DLSE statute of limitations expansion on retaliation claims, and recovery of attorneys' fees for whistleblowers
Significant local and state minimum wage changes
Expanded penalties for failure to pay wages
Individual liability for wage and hour violations
Leave law updates for crime victims
CCPA extension for employment files and required CCPA notices
Is Human Resources now a mandated CANRA reporter?
Pay for “Computer Software Engineers” and “Physicians and Surgeons” on the rise
CA "Component 2" wage reporting requirements
Overtime changes for agricultural workers
Arbitration do's and don'ts and the U.S. Supreme Court’s view on class waivers (AB 51 update)
Rest and meal break relief for certain industries
More changes to PAGA (the "Sue Your Boss" law)
Applying CA's wage and hour laws to out-of-state employees