MCLE Self-Study: New Employment Laws for 2020
By Michael S. Kalt and David J. Duchrow
Michael S. Kalt is a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP in San Diego, and represents employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. David J. Duchrow is a mediator and attorney in the Law Office of David J. Duchrow in Santa Monica, and represents employees, including in class action, union, and public sector matters.
A new calendar year generally brings a number of new state laws for California employers to consider, and 2020 will not be an exception. Accordingly, discussed below are the new laws of general application for California employers, followed by those particularly applicable to public sector or unionized employers. Unless otherwise indicated, each takes effect January 1, 2020.
NEW GENERALLY APPLICABLE LAWS