California legislators have until the end of August to approve bills for this session, and Gov. Gavin Newsom has until Sept. 30 to sign them into law. As in prior years, employers should note that many proposals would impact the workplace.
“The primary theme by far with respect to workplace legislation is the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Charles Thompson, an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in San Francisco. For example, one bill would expand the statewide paid-sick-leave mandate by requiring employers to provide three additional days of paid leave for coronavirus-related reasons.