New Year Brings New Laws for California Employers

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In this alert:

Consumer Credit Checks; Wage & Hour Laws; Written Commission Agreements; Misclassification of Independent Contractors;

Liquidated Damages Before The Labor Commissioner; Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2011; Addition of "Gender Expression"; "Genetic Information" As A Protected Category; Maternity Leave Laws; Organ Donor And Bone Marrow Donor Leave Laws; Equal Benefits Laws' Same Health Benefits Regardless of Sex

Miscellaneous Employment Laws; Out-of-State Workers' Compensation Coverage; Electronic Employment Verification; and,

ALRB and Unionization.

During Arnold Schwarzenegger's tenure as governor of California few new employment laws were enacted. This has changed under Gov. Jerry Brown. As the first year of his term concludes he has signed into law several bills that will affect California employers on January 1, 2012. From consumer credit reports to health care benefits, leaves of absence, and new wage and hour requirements, every California employer has something to prepare for in 2012.

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