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New California Employment Laws for 2012: What Employers Need to Know

November 17, 2011

Morgan Lewis presented a webinar on the New California Employment Laws for 2012: What Employers Need to Know.

A wave of new employment laws will took effect in California in January 2012. Employers with California operations must take prompt action to ensure that employment practices and policies comply with California's newest workplace regulations.

This webinar reviewed the critical changes in California workplace law and discussed recommendations for employers, including:

  • Use of credit reports in employment decisions (AB 22)
  • New penalties for "willful" misclassification of independent contractors (SB 459)
  • California's Wage Theft Prevention Act (AB 469) and what it means for your wage and hour practices
  • New requirements related to commission plans (AB 1396)
  • Developments in discrimination laws covering gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information (AB 887 and SB 559)
  • Requirements related to health insurance coverage for pregnancy disability leave and for domestic partners (SB 299 and SB 757)
  • Prohibition of interference with protected family/medical leave (AB 592)
  • Employers' obligation to allow leave for bone marrow transplants and organ donation (SB 1304)