It’s time to talk about the new employment laws for 2015. The governor has signed or vetoed any employment related bills from the 2014 legislative session. In a busy year, Governor Brown signed 930 of the 1,074 bills presented to him this year.

As anticipated, the 2014 session produced new laws that will affect California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2015. Some of the new laws, such as mandatory paid sick leave, make significant changes to existing state law. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or may only affect employers in specific industries.

Unless specified, all new legislation goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

The attached whitepaper, produced by the California Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Law team, provides a summary of the new laws and their potential impact.    For specifics related to your business, we encourage you to consult with your HR legal support, or one of the Employment Law/HR providers who are members of the Santa Maria Chamber.