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What You Need To Know About California Labor Laws 2015

Year after year, the California administration works very hard to maintain its undisputed title as the least employer-friendly and most complicated state in the country. The California’s labor laws 2015 legislative session that ended on 31st August, 2014, with the Governor signing more than a dozen crucial employment bills into law.

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Below is a brief summary of the most imperative legislation, related to most of the California employers.

The Paid Sick Leaves – AB 1522

All the employees who work for nearly 30 days are entitled to enjoy paid sick leaves, accruing at the rate of no less than an hour for every 30 hours that they have worked. An employer can cap its staff’s use of paid sick days to 3 days per year. A worker is allowed to use their accrued sick leaves starting on the 90th day of employment.

Labor Contractor Requirements – AB 1897

All such business entities with 25 or plus employees that contract with staffing agencies or outside the labor providers are now accountable for wage and hour desecrations. If the labor contractors fail to pay its staff properly or offer them with suitable compensation coverage, the law imposes a legal responsibility on their employer.

Prevention of The Abusive Conduct Learning – AB 2053

All the employers that present offer obligatory sexual harassment trainings must add the clause of ‘prevention of abusive conduct’ to their training prospectus for supervisors and managers. Abusive conduct has been defined as a conduct with malevolence that a sensible individual would find offensive, hostile and unrelated to the employer’s legitimate business interests.

Discrimination and Anti-harassment Protection Against The Unpaid Interns – AB 1443

Prohibiting discrimination against the volunteers and unpaid interns on the basis of any lawfully protected classification like disability, sexual orientation, religion and race, etc and to forbid sexual harassment.

Updating The Mental Health Disorders Language – AB 1847

The law has changed the terminologies that are used to describe the various mental health conditions like ‘abnormal’, ‘mentally defective’ and ‘insane’ to ‘persons with metal disorders’ or person who lacks legal ability to make decisions’.

If you are a current employer in California, or are considering moving there, then it is vital that you learn more about the California Labor Laws to have a better idea about how it all works.