New Employment Laws to Look Out For in 2021

South San Francisco, CA  January 29, 2021 h/t to SSF Chamber – originally from Labor & Employment Law Blog

On January 1, 2021, various new and amended employment laws will go into effect in California. Below is a summary of some of these laws that employers should make themselves aware of heading into the new year.  All laws discussed in this post go into effect on January 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted.


AB 685: COVID-19 Reporting

AB 1947: Attorneys’ Fees for Whistleblower Retaliation & Extended Time Period to File a DLSE Claim

AB 2017: Sick Leave and Kin Care

AB 2143: “No Rehire” Provisions in Settlement Agreements

AB 2399: Amendments to Paid Family Leave Law

AB 2537: General Acute Care Hospital Workers, PPE Requirements

AB 2992: Expansion of Protections to Victims of Crime or Abuse


SB 973: Expansion of EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

SB 1383: Expansion of CFRA Protections

SB 1384: Labor Commissioner’s Ability to Represent Claimants in Arbitration

Minimum Wage Increases

Employer Takeaways


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mel perry
mel perry
2 years ago

NOW, if they could just fix workmens comp