MCLE Self-Study: NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS
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.
Although 2020 was unusual, one constant was that California again enacted numerous new employment laws, many of which were pandemic-related. Discussed below are the new laws of general application for California employers, followed by those particularly applicable to public sector or unionized employers.
GENERALLY APPLICABLE LAWS