California lawmakers and courts continued to revise and clarify a number of employment laws in 2020, and enact new statutes and regulations for 2021. Just a few of the many changes include:
Minimum wage increases for all employers, and salary raises for exempt employees;
Expansion of leave laws granting employees the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave time for a variety of personal reasons;
Sex harassment training requirements;
Continuing updates on who must be employed as an employee, and who may work as an independent contractor.
Employers must keep pace with these changes because employees have rights to enforce new workplace protections. At Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP, we provide expert advice and representation on these and other California employment laws.