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The 2016 Legislative year in California ended on September 30. The outcome from all that activity has been new laws that will impact most employers within the state.

This is not an exhaustive list. There were just too many new laws to include here. We selected those we thought you would be most interested in seeing.

Key 2016 California Employment Legislation

CATEGORY BILL NUMBER SUMMARY
Employee Records AB 2843 Effective 1/1/2017 Employee Contact Information - Requires employee contact information (cell phone numbers) be made available to an exclusive bargaining agent and any labor organization seeking representation rights.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Employment AB 1843 Effective 1/1/2017 Criminal History - Prohibits use of juvenile criminal record in employment decisions.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Employment AB 2532 Effective 1/1/2017 Employment Services - Eliminates employment verification requirement for job applicant legal status.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Employment SB 1001 Effective 1/1/2017 Unfair Employment Practices - Employers may not require more or different documents than are required under federal law to prove authorization to work.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Employment SB 1038 Effective 1/1/2017 Community Colleges - Employees are required to submit a tuberculosis exam within 60 days of employment.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Employment SB 1241 Effective 1/1/2017 Employment Contracts - Voids employer requirements to adjudicate disputes outside California when employee resides in California.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Discrimination AB 488 Effective 1/1/2017 FEHA Coverage - Extends FEHA coverage to employees of day programs, sheltered workshops, and rehabilitation facilities.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Discrimination AB 1661 Effective 1/1/2017 Local Government - Requires sexual harassment prevention training and education for certain local agency officials.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Discrimination AB 1676 Effective 1/1/2017 Wage Discrimination - Prohibits use of prior compensation as a factor in setting current compensation offers.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Discrimination AB 1687 Effective 1/1/2017 Customer Records - Prohibits commercial online entertainment employment service providers from publishing age of paid subscribers.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Discrimination AB 1709 Effective 1/1/2017 Deaf Designation - Replaces "hearing impaired" with "hard of hearing" in all state references.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Discrimination AB 2337 Effective 1/1/2017 Employee Leave - Requires employers notify employees that they may qualify for leave of absence when a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Health ABX2-7 Effective 1/1/2017 Smoking - Eliminates most exemptions from ban on workplace smoking.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Housing SB 1413 Effective 1/1/2017 School Districts - Authorizes school districts to establish and implement programs that assist teachers and other employees who face challenges in securing affordable housing.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Leave of Absence AB 908 Effective 1/1/2017 Paid Family Leave - Increases wage replacement from 50 percent currently to 60 percent or 70 percent.

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Leave of Absence SB 1180 Effective 1/1/2017 Public School Employees - Provides up to 10 days paid leave for veterans who are certified disabled by Veterans Administration for undergoing medical treatment for their disability.

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Posters AB 2437 Effective 1/1/2017 Barbers - New requirements for barbers and cosomotoligists.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Posters SB 1375 Effective 1/1/2017 Educational Equity - Creates new poster requirement for Internet sites related to Title IX notifications.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Safety SB 1167 Effective 1/1/2017 Indoor Workers - Requires development of regulations to protect workers from indoor heat-related illness.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Wages AB 1066 Effective 1/1/2017 Agriculture - Requires overtime pay for some agricultural workers.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Wages AB 1311 Effective 1/1/2017 Temporary Service Employees - Requires weekly pay for some private security guards.

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Wages AB 1926 Effective 1/1/2017 Public Works - Extends prevailing wage requirements to apprentices.

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Wages AB 2535 Effective 1/1/2017 Itemized Statements - It is not necessary to report hours worked for employees who are exempt from overtime and whose pay is not determined by hours worked.

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Wages SB 3 Effective 1/1/2017 Minimum Wage - Provides escalation of minimum wage requirements through January 1, 2023.

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Wages SB 826 Effective 1/1/2017 Minimum Wage - Provides for the state's 2016-2017 budget to begin implementing the state's new $15 per hour minimum wage by raising the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 per hour beginning on January 1, 2017.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Wages SB 954 Effective 1/1/2017 Public Works - Per diem wages must include union administrative fees.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

Wages SB 1063 Effective 7/1/2017 Conditions of Employment - Prohibits wage differential based on race or ethnicity.

Find the entire legislative bill HERE.

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