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A Comprehensive Review of California’s New Workplace Laws

October 19, 2021


California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently completed final action on bills that were passed by the state legislature in 2021, and employers are once again faced with a raft of new compliance obligations thanks to several new laws that will soon take effect—or have already done so.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continued to have a significant impact on the legislative cycle this year, as much of the discussion continued to focus on pandemic-related policy issues. If there was any good news for employers, it was a procedural rule that limited legislators to 12 bills this year, which reduced the overall volume of measures that were acted upon in 2021.

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