California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) closed this most recent legislative season by signing dozens of new bills into law that affect California employers. Though some were emergency bills and took effect upon signing, the remainder take effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
The laws are wide-ranging, encompassing topics from pandemic-related measures, to the first board of directors’ diversity mandate of its kind in the U.S. Below is an overview of new requirements that employers should be aware of in a several key areas—workplace safety and Covid-19, worker classification, and diversity and fair pay.
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This article was originally published in Bloomberg Law.