Employers operating in the state of California will be confronted with a number of new workplace-related requirements beginning next year as the result of a slew of bills signed into law recently by Governor Jerry Brown. All of these new laws will go into effect on January 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted.

Included in the new batch of signed measures are several dealing with sexual harassment prevention, as well as bills mandating female representation on corporate boards of directors; providing lactation accommodations; and requiring paid family leave when a family member is on active duty with the armed forces.

Although the state legislature approved several additional bills before adjourning for the year that would have added even more new workplace requirements, Governor Brown chose not to sign them.

NT Lakis attorneys have prepared a brief summary of each of the new laws, as well as those that Governor Brown vetoed.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.