California is pushing the pay envelope to enhance transparency and pay equity for employees in the state. Effective January 1, 2023, Senate Bill 1162 requires California companies with 15 or more employees to include the pay scale for the position in every job posting, and to report additional information on their employees’ pay and diversity to the California Civil Rights Division.
Articles Discussing California Wage & Hour Laws.
As the dust settles after another active California legislative session, employers still have more legislation to be on the lookout for by way of ballot measures. In the midterm elections this year, several cities in California will be voting on regulations that will impact employers.
Over the summer, several California
Over the past decade, California employers have reasonably relied on consistent rulings from courts as well as state and federal administrative agencies upholding the validity of time rounding systems as
Pay transparency laws have gathered steam across the country. California follows Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, Washington, New York City, Cincinnati, and Toledo, among other jurisdictions, in enacting legislation to require employers to disclose wage information to job applicants, and in some instances, to current employees.
Governor Newsom has signed SB 1162, creating new obligations for employers in job postings and pay data reporting.
On February 17, 2022, the California legislature introduced Senate Bill (“SB”) 1162 to expand employer requirements regarding pay transparency and pay data reporting. CDF’s previous blog post analyzing the proposed bill is here. On September 27, 2022,
On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1162, which requires certain employers to provide more pay transparency on pay scales and expands pay data reporting obligations for other employers. The new obligations take effect on January 1, 2023. Previously, under California law, employers had to
As California employers get ready for the slew of new employment regulations coming their way in 2023 (stay tuned for CDF’s annual employment update webinar in November 2022), CDF reminds employers that one definite change is California’s minimum wage increase.
At the start of June 2022, the City of Los Angeles approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage for certain healthcare workers at privately-owned healthcare facilities within the city. Since June, more cities have passed nearly identical ordinances. There is also a push for a California statewide healthcare minimum
California’s minimum wage rate will rise to $15.50 per hour, beginning on January 1, 2023, due to a cost-of-living increase provision found in the state’s minimum wage law.
A bill to increase pay transparency in California steps closer to becoming law.
Senate Bill 1162, introduced in February and with some amendments since its initial form, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 11. Only a few steps are left before it could become law this legislative session: (1)
On July 27, 2022, the Director of California’s Department of Finance sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and other state officials, noting that the Department had determined poor economic conditions necessitated expedited increases to the minimum wage.
California voters almost had the opportunity to vote on an $18 minimum wage in November 2022. The State has a unique administrative process by which California citizens can propose laws and constitutional amendments without the support of the state government.
The $18 an hour proposition called, “The Living Wage Act
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many cities throughout California have enacted “hazard pay” or “hero pay” ordinances across a variety of industries with the healthcare industry as a focal point.On July 7, 2022 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the “Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Ordinance” (“Ordinance”) which, effective August 13, 2022, increases minimum wages for non-supervisory/managerial employees of privately-owned healthcare facilities within the City of Los Angeles. The stated purpose of the Ordinance is to “fairly compensate [healthcare workers] for keeping us safe while facing risks to themselves and their families.” The bill recites that between 2019 and 2020 job vacancies for various types of nursing personnel increased by up to 30%, and that nearly 30% of healthcare workers are considering leaving the profession altogether (based on a 2021 survey by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation). The authors claim that an increase in the minimum wage to $25.00 per hour will help alleviate some of these concerns. The Ordinance will go into effect on August 13, 2022 and provides for further annual increases to the minimum wage based on the annual increase in the cost of living (as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) beginning on January 1, 2024.
In this episode, Jen discusses the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc. regarding the proper treatment of Labor Code section 226.7 “premium pay.”