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Top California Bills for Employers to Watch in 2022

The California Legislature considered fewer bills during the prior two sessions—due to the COVID-19 pandemic—but lawmakers in the state appear to be picking up the pace in 2022, and they are currently reviewing several key bills that would impact the workplace.

“As COVID cases fortunately continue to drop, the California Legislature has removed COVID-enacted limitations on the number of bills being considered, meaning it is business as usual in Sacramento,” said Michael Kalt, an attorney with Wilson Turner Kosmo in San Diego.

Benjamin Ebbink, an attorney with Fisher Phillips in Sacramento, also noted that 2022 is shaping up to be a “return to normal” for California employment legislation after two down years.

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