Employment and housing should be available to everyone willing to work for it. Although many challenges remain before workplace and housing discrimination are conquered, California is on the forefront of protecting workers and residents as groups and on case-by-cases basis.
From union breaks to medical leave guarantees, the world of labor regulation has been built on workers standing up to unfair conditions. Many rules are enforced by companies and local governments, but the state government in Sacramento is the main creator and enforcer of the laws that keep employees safe.
California enacted nearly 900 new laws in 2017, and much of the legislation moved towards protecting employees in all sorts of workplaces. Employers and managers are adjusting their businesses to accommodate these new statutes. These include new hiring procedures, immigration enforcement and allowances for parental leave.
Employment is a privilege, and employees of all kinds are granted specific rights under United States and California law. These laws guarantee paid wages, safe worksites and other basic requirements of security and confidence of workers, managers and customers.
California employers, especially those in small businesses, woke up on January 1, 2018, to a variety of new laws and restrictions designed to improve employee rights. Although the responsibility of managers and employers is significantly higher, the laws are considered vital to employee safety and satisfaction.
Smart employers know that the key to a happy and successful workplace is an environment in which all people and groups feel safe and respected. Diversity has long been the key to the innovation that powers American industry, and equal treatment of diverse groups is the soil in which this innovation grows.
A strange legal situation has ended a family's legal claim against a California state department and has left several legal experts baffled. The survivors of a man killed on the job ceased their claim against the state after an obscure law blocked their chances of success.
California's economy depends on one of the most diverse workforces in the world, and workers and managers alike need to come to work and get their jobs done. This extends across the wide breadth of industries for which the state plays host.
Many groups of Californian workers require extra legal protection to ensure they are treated fairly in the workplace. All workers in the state and elsewhere in the nation deserve equal access to work opportunities and the ability to meaningfully engage in their work.
Workplaces are supposed to be fair, safe places where people go five or more days per week to earn a living. These places have policies in effect that protect employees from discrimination involving age, sex, religion, race, creed, disability and more. There are times when issues arise that require a complaint to be filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).