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Federal, state, and local employment laws are constantly changing. As these mandates change, it is natural that your business policies and procedures need to change as well. The following updates will allow you to maintain compliance and have a better understanding of ever-evolving legislation.
On Sept. 29, 2022, AB-1949 was signed into law, amending the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to provide eligible employees with up to five days of bereavement leave upon the death of a family member. The CFRA applies to employers in the state with five or more employees, and the new bereavement leave provisions take effect Jan. 1, 2023.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a pay transparency law that requires covered employers to disclose pay scale information to job applicants and current employees starting next year. According to the governor’s office, it also expands employer salary reporting requirements in an attempt to better identify pay disparities based on race, ethnicity and gender.
On Oct. 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to rescind and replace its 2021 independent contractor classification rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposal was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 13, 2022. Comments on the proposal must be submitted by Nov. 28, 2022.
The current version of Form I-9 is set to expire on Oct. 31, 2022. Please review this Legal Update to learn about how to comply with I-9 requirements if a new form is not published before the current form expires.
The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, several states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When both the state rate and the federal rate apply, employers must pay their employees the higher rate.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill expanding the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (HWHFA) to cover employee leave to care for a “designated person.” The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2023.