Employer Anti-Retaliation Law Strengthened
December 9, 2016
A new bill, AB 2337, enhances the employer anti-retaliation law by requiring employers to inform, in writing, new employees when they are hired of their California Labor Code Section 230.1 rights and inform other employees upon request. Under Section 230.1, employers with 25 or more employees are barred from discriminating or retaliating against any employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking for taking time off to address those issues.The Labor Commissioner is required to develop form notices for employers’ use. Employers are not required to comply with the notice requirements until the Commissioner posts the form on the DLSE’s website no later than July 1, 2017. An employer may elect to use its own notices as long as the notice is “substantially similar in content and clarity” to the Commissioner’s form. Please see CBA’s Regulatory Compliance Bulletin for more information.