Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes — Effective January 1, 2018

SB 68 – New Parent Leave Act Signed – This bill will require 12 weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for smaller companies with 20 to 49 employees. Under current law, only those who work for an employer of 50 or more are eligible for job-protected leave. SB 63 will take effect January 1,… Read More »

Employers will no longer be able to ask about an applicant’s criminal history

AB 1008 (McCarty) – Criminal History Background Checks for Job Applicants – Signed This bill will prohibit an employer from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional job offer is made. This is the so-called “ban-the-box” law which refers to the criminal history box on job applications. AB 1008 will take… Read More »