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Slate of New Employment Legislation Will Reinvent Workplace Law for California Employers

Slate of New Employment Legislation Will Reinvent Workplace Law for California Employers
  • October 3, 2002

California has become the first state to enact a provision for paid family leave for employees. Governor Gray Davis signed the legislation on September 23, 2002 as part of a slate of employment-related measures regulating areas as diverse as plant closing notice requirements to training programs for older workers.

Below is a listing of the key measures signed by Governor Davis as of September 30, 2002.

  • New California Paid Family Leave Law Is First in the Nation
  • Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries and Summary Judgment Notice Period Are Extended in California
  • Employer-Friendly Ruling in Age Discrimination Case Is Overturned by California Legislature
  • New California "WARN" Statute Extends Plant Closing Notification to Smaller Employers
  • California: Plaintiffs' Have Longer Period for Filing FEHA Lawsuit After EEOC Investigation
  • California State Agencies May Not Withhold Funds from Local Jurisdictions Applying Their Own Labor Standards
  • California: Employee's Request for Payroll Records Must Be Honored Within 21 Days
  • California: Employees Cannot Be Retaliated Against for Discussing Working Conditions
  • California: Temporary Agencies Must Pay Cost of Workers' Compensation for Employees Placed with Licensed Contractors
  • New California Law Prohibits Absence Policy That Counts Family Leave as Basis for Adverse Employment Action
  • New California Law Clarifies Investigative Consumer Reporting Requirements for Employers

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