California courts and our legislative representatives have been busy in 2019, planning new surprises for employers in 2020. To fully protect the workplace from costly employment disputes and administrative 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 cases decided by California and federal courts throughout the year.
Extended deadline for sexual harassment prevention training for employers with 5 or more employees (all employees, not just supervisors)
Deciphering AB 5, Dynamex and the use of independent contractors in the workplace
Paid Family Leave expansions (more on the horizon)
Amendments to the FEHA’s protected categories and required policy updates for all employers
CalSavers Program is here – are you ready? Is it legal?
Significant local and state minimum wage changes – is your wallet/payroll processing ready?
The definition of “Registered Domestic Partnerships” expanded
Changes to key forms and new hire documents
Pay for “Computer Software” and “Physicians and Surgeons” on the rise
EEO-1 Component 2 reporting requirements
Overtime changes for agricultural workers
Update on the DFEH anti-harassment programs, postings, trainings and sample materials
Jon Light has over 30 years of employment law experience and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “SuperLawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine. Jon and his LightGabler team consult with over 1,500 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs. Jon has successful jury and court trial, appellate, Labor Commission and arbitration results in claims involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and class action. He has also testified in court as an expert on wage and hour issues. Beyond frequently lecturing to business groups and civic organizations on employment issues, Jon serves the community where he lives and works. He is also a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Jon graduated from the UCLA School of Law as a member of the Law Review. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball.