Employment Updates 2020

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If you are an employer in California and you do not know your “ABs” and “SBs” (Assembly Bills and Senate Bills) and how they will affect you moving into 2020, then you are walking a very thin tight rope and putting your business at a real risk each day.

There are more than a few employment law updates and changes happening next year. As always, it is our goal to keep you as up-to-date and protected as possible. Without going into much detail, I am going to list just some of the changes that could have a very real impact on your business.

Minimum Wage Increase (Los Angeles)

July 1st 2020
  • 25 or fewer employees – $14.25
  • 26 or more employees – $15.00
July 1st 2021
  • 25 or fewer employees – $15.00
  • 26 or more employees – $15.00

AB 5 

Codifies the “ABC” Test for Independent Contractors

AB 749

Prohibits Rehire Restrictions (in certain instances)

AB 51

Limits Arbitration Agreements

AB 707

Institutes New Arbitration Procedures

SB 142

Specifies Lactation Accommodation Requirements

AB 9

Extends Harassment Claim Deadlines

SB 688, 229, 673

Expands the Authority of the Labor Commissioner

AB 1820

Expands the authority of the DFEH to enforce Federal Civil Rights laws

SB 83

Extends paid family leave

There are dozens more of these laws, amendments, and updates set to go into effect next year; some of which have the potential to fundamentally change the way that your company does business. Again, we are here to help and make sure that, no matter what these changes are, you are protected in ways that allow you to continue to sustain and grow your business.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes and updates, or if you are interested in knowing what types of coverage is available to you, please contact Justin Grooms at Justin.grooms@gasparinsurance.com or 1-818-302-3060 ext. 266