2022 New Labor Law Developments for California Employers
- On 10 December 2021
- Posted by Chantal Mariotti
As shared with us by the law firm of Folger Levin, here are the new labor law developments for 2022. Make sure you select the right Human Resources Consultant from our referral platform, to remain in full compliance.
- A California Supreme Court decision confirming that premiums for missed meal, rest, and recovery periods must be paid at the “regular rate of pay” (a legal term of art that does not mean “straight-time” or “normal” rate of pay).
- New criminal penalties for “wage theft” by employers.
- New limits on confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in separation and settlement agreements.
- Another update to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), adding parents-in-law (in addition to 2021’s additions of grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and adult children).
- New questions on the future of mandatory arbitration agreements.
- A changing tide under the Biden administration’s National Labor Relations Board.
- The pending federal OSHA’s ETS requirement of mandatory COVID vaccinations or testing for employers with 100 or more employees, with legal challenges and more news to come.