Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a few bills effecting employers. Here is a list of bills all California employers should be watching:
Senate Bill 63: Unlawful Employment Practice: Parental Leave
This bill expands California’s current family leave law to employers with 20 or more employees, up from 50 or more employees. These employees could take up to 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption or foster care placement.
Assembly Bill 168: Employers: Salary Information
This bill bans California employers from asking job candidates about salary history. Upon a job candidate’s request,the employer must provide an applicant with the pay scale for the position.
Assembly Bill 1008: Employment Discrimination: Conviction History
This bill is known as “Ban-the-Box,” which prohibits public and private employers from inquiring about past convictions on any application for employment. However, the employer can inquire about conviction history after giving a conditional offer of employment.
For more details on these bills see the California Legislative Information website.