MCLE Self-Study: New Employment Laws for 2019
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 Duchrow is a partner in Duchrow & Piano, LLP, a Santa Monica-based firm representing workers and unions for 35 years.
A new calendar year generally brings a number of new state laws for California employers to consider, and 2019 is no 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 law takes effect January 1, 2019.
NEW GENERALLY APPLICABLE LAWS