MCLE Self-Study: NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022
By Michael S. Kalt and David J. Duchrow
Michael S. Kalt is a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP in San Diego. He represents employers on 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 Los Angeles. He represents employees in class action, union, and public sector, and related matters.
A new calendar year generally brings news employment laws in California, and 2022 will be no exception, even though there are perhaps slightly fewer material changes than in preceding years. 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