On Sept. 18, California Gov. Newsom signed a law that will prohibit employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana outside of work. The law, effective Jan. 1,… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-marijuana-bills-signed.aspx

The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District recently upheld the construction industry’s collective bargaining agreement exemption from the Private… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-construction-paga-exemption.aspx

The California Consumer Privacy Act will no longer include a partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors. CCPA-covered businesses with not… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-personal-information-privacy-law.aspx

An employee who settled individual claims against her employer for alleged labor code violations can bring a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) enforcement action… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-california-paga-claims.aspx

Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards has published regulations and model notices for new law on hotel worker protections. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/la-hotel-worker-protections.aspx

On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-covid-safety-rules.aspx

To address the spread of monkeypox, the U.S. declared a public health state of emergency. California, Illinois and New York had already done the same. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/states-combat-monkeypox.aspx

California extended the legal provisions for filing work share Plans indefinitely. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-work-share-extended.aspx

A new San Francisco ordinance requires private employers to provide paid leave to employees for public health emergencies. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/sanfran-public-health-emergency-leave.aspx

Recent activity from California officials means that you will need to comply with COVID-19 rules for the next two years. The state released a proposed permanent rule on… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-permanent-covid-rules.aspx