Complimentary On-Demand Webinar: Changes California Employers Need to Make by January 1, 2024 (11-15-23 Recording)

Program Duration: 77 minutes

Registration Fee: Free

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It’s that time of year again, when California and many other states have enacted new employment laws going into effect January 1, 2024, and employers need to update their policies and practices to be ready for the new year.

Watch this complimentary on-demand (recorded) webinar for a detailed review of:

  • Sick Leave: Significant changes to California’s sick leave law that will require almost all California employers to update their sick leave policies.
  • Reproductive Loss Leave: New California law requires employers to provide a new form of leave for reproductive loss separate and distinct from leave rights under other laws (e.g., CFRA, pregnancy disability leave).
  • Criminal Background Check Regulations: New regulations from the California Civil Rights Department that make the process for considering job applicants’ criminal history information even more strict.
  • Mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Plan & Training: New California law requires employers to establish, implement, and maintain an effective workplace violence prevention plan, and provide related training to employees, by July 1, 2024.
  • Unlimited Vacation: How the legal landscape across the U.S. continues to evolve toward requiring employers to pay separating employees for unused vacation under unlimited vacation policies in certain circumstances, including in California, Colorado, Illinois, and Maine.
  • Important Changes Outside of California: Changes that employers need to make for policies applicable to employees in other states where many of our clients have employees, such as Colorado (expansion of sick leave, new family and medical leave), Illinois (mandated paid time off policy requirements, two new leave laws), Minnesota (new sick leave law), New York (sexual harassment policy requirements, employee social media privacy rights, paid family leave law changes, new pay transparency law), Oregon (family leave changes), and Virginia (organ donation leave).
  • Employee Agreements: The fast-evolving legal landscape across the U.S. affecting employee agreements, including severance and release agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and non-compete agreements.
  • Recent Settlements & Verdicts: Noteworthy recent settlements and verdicts (and lessons that can be learned from them), including a $1.1 million verdict against Google in New York for sex discrimination against a female executive, Equinox’s $36 million settlement of a missed meal breaks lawsuit, HP’s $18 million settlement regarding alleged age bias in layoffs, and a $20 million verdict against Marriott for failure to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee.

Registrants can download the program handouts by clicking the gotwebinar handouts icon after accessing the program.

This is an edited recording of a webinar presented by Ray Hixson, Brian Nagatani and Mary Wang on November 15, 2023. Please note that the webinar does not address changes in the law since the original program date. Please also note that the webinar provides only general information about the law, and does not constitute legal advice. Companies or individual seeking legal advice should retain counsel.

Please note that HR and attorney continuing education credits are not available for watching this recorded program.

You may access the program’s handouts by clicking the gotowebinar handouts icon after accessing the program.

Click Here to Register for the On-Demand Webinar!

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