Outside Publication

The New California Regulations Support Animals in the Workplace, Society for Human Resource Management

April 29, 2016

The California Office of Administrative Law recently approved regulations drafted by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. These new regulations, covering the entire gamut of employment law topics within the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), went into effect on April 1, 2016.

In this series, we have highlighted some of the most significant aspects of the regulations that clarify an employer’s obligations in the workplace. The topic of this article is the new regulations concerning an employer’s obligation to reasonably accommodate an employee’s use of a service and/or comfort animal in the workplace.

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