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Worker-Friendly California Enhances Employee Protections

Oct. 11, 2019, 12:43 PM

Among the new laws California employers will have to contend with starting Jan. 1, 2020, is one giving workers two more years to file discrimination complaints and one that would prohibit requiring workers to waive their rights as a condition of employment.

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) made good on promises to support workers, signing bills Oct. 10 boosting rights and expanding ways for employees to seek wages.

“This was a very big year for labor in California,” said Ken Jacobs, University of California Berkeley Labor Center chairman. “As the Trump labor board and DOL is rolling back workers’ rights, California...

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