In recent years, California has made many law changes that favor different types of employees that mistreated at work. Though some believe eliminating sexual harassment was more favored because of the #MeToo movement, there were still plenty of regulations passed that focus on other forms such as discrimination and wage theft.
Did you know that California law requires that larger employers have sexual harassment training sessions regularly? Two hours of sexual harassment training are required every two years to any supervisory employees according to the rules of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), covered employers are required to provide employees with unpaid, job-protected leave if faced with qualifies family or medical reasons. After taking leave, the employee should be able to return to their position as if they'd never left.
Have you experienced pay inequality? California lawmakers have spent decades working to minimize the gender wage gap. In 2018, California women made 89 cents for every dollar their male counterparts made. While there is still room for improvement, this is the narrowest wage gap in the country.