Quick Highlights of Several Other HR Labor Laws

With fall in full swing, it means legislative changes that affect small business owners and those they serve. At New Frontier, we help walk our customers through these changes as a part of our 4M consulting process. This week, we’re highlighting changes coming to wage and hour laws, which go into effect as soon as next year. In this post, let’s talk about SB 553 and the new workplace safety laws that are going into effect in 2024.

We’re here to help you navigate these legal changes and stay compliant with California law. As new laws are introduced and passed, we will be sure to update you on what you need to know.

A quick recap

We have been highlighting several new HR Labor Laws that go into effect throughout 2024 for California employers. If you want to catch up on previous posts, here they are:

 SB 616

 AB 1228

 SB 848

 SB 553

 AB 2188

Other HR Labor Law Changes

In addition to the above posts, there are a variety of other HR Labor Law changes coming to California, many of them are industry specific.

One big change is to existing labor code that would, in the words of Cal Chamber, require

employers to provide a wage and employment notice to new hires that contains certain specified information. AB 636 requires employers to provide information about federal and state emergency declarations applicable to any counties in which employees are employed. Additionally, employers will be required to provide information about rights and protections under California law to H-2A employees. The California Labor Commissioner will create a template notice that meets the new requirements.

California HR Labor Law Changes in 2024

Implementing Changes

Moving forward, California employers will need remain diligent in the face of the HR Labor Law changes.

Always, be sure to consult legal council.

You can read more about upcoming changes by reading other articles we’ve written:

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More Changes Coming

More changes are coming to California law. We will be highlighting these changes throughout the rest of the year to help business owners get prepared for the road ahead. Stay tuned for more legislative updates. As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to contact us. We help your small business navigate the complexity of the HR landscape in California so you can sleep soundly and focus on what matters.