California Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in California are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of California

Date
Poster/Update
  • 12/2019

    Discrimination Notice-Complete redesign of the poster along with new information about protected hairstyles and time frame to file a complaint among other items.

  • 12/2019

    Family Care, Medical, and Pregnancy Disability Leave-Complete redesign along with new contact information, mission statement, and other minor text changes.

  • 12/2019

    Transgender Rights in the Workplace-Complete re-design with a number of minor text adjustments.

  • 12/2019

    Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee-Complete redesign along with new contact information, mission statement, and other minor text changes.

  • 11/2018

    California Minimum Wage-Revised to add 2019 and 2020 minimum wages as well as allowances for room and board under the minimum wage tab.

  • 11/2018

    -Updated with new harassment training requirements for employers.

  • 06/2018

    Unemployment Insurance-Extensive change to the notice to clarify who is able to receive unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits and paid family leave as well as how to file a claim.

  • 06/2018

    EDD Notice to Employees-Revision to simplify the language on how to file an unemployment claim as well as who qualifies for unemployment insurance benefits.

  • 06/2018

    -Updated to include revised language on employer’s obligations when it comes to providing adequate restroom, shower, and locker room facilities for transgender individuals.

  • 06/2018

    -Updated to adjust a few words for clarification and added a new revision date.

  • 11/2017

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect reclarification of code citations. In addition, the penalty information has been revised along with other revisions to agency information.

  • 11/2017

    California Minimum Wage-New posting requirement for the state of California effective January 1, 2018.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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California Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Minimum Wage (CA Labor Code 1183(d)) Your workplace is subject to an order of the commission, which requires that you post information regarding the minimum wage. The Complete California Labor Law Posters allow you to conveniently post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Whistleblower Protection (CA Labor Code 1102.8 (a)) Your employees have certain rights and protections with respect to whistleblowing in the workplace. The Complete California Labor Law Posters inform them of these rights, and includes a telephone number of the whistleblower hotline.
  • Workers Compensation Law (CA Labor Code 3550 (a)) You must provide employees with information regarding Workers' Compensation rights and obligations. The Complete California Labor Law Posters let you display this information in a conspicuous location, so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Protection Law (CA Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 340) You are required by California law to post the CAL OSHA Notice of Employee Protections and Obligations. The Complete California Labor Law Posters cover this information and ensures that you're compliant with Labor Code Section 6328.
  • Payday Notice (CA Labor Code 207) The Complete California Labor Law Posters allow you to post pay day information – which is a requirement under CA Labor Code 207.
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits (CA Unemployment Insurance Code, 1089) The Complete California Labor Law Posters allow you to post, in a conspicuous location, information regarding unemployment insurance benefit rights and obligations.
  • Discrimination Notice. Your workplace must be free of discrimination. The California Complete Labor Law Poster provides a discrimination notice to inform all employees and management of your zero discrimination tolerance policy.
  • Family Rights Act Notice A & B. You must display, in a conspicuous location, information regarding Notice A and Notice B of the Family Rights Act Notice. The California Complete Labor Law Poster covers all of this information in a clear, summarized and easy-to-read manner.
  • Access to Medical and Exposure Records (Cal/OSHA, 3204). You're required under CAL/OHSA to provide information, informing employees of their right to access to medical and exposure records. The California Complete Labor Law Poster ensures that you're compliant with this requirement.
  • Time Off to Vote Notice. California law requires that you post a "Time off to Vote" notice, which allows employees to take time off to vote if they cannot do so outside of normal working hours. The California Complete Labor Law Poster includes this notice. Simply post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Emergency Phone Number (CA Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 1512(e). The California Complete Labor Law Poster provides up-to-date emergency information, in the event of an accident or injury.
  • Smoking Policy (CA Labor Code 6404.5). It is against the law to smoke in California workplaces, except for designated areas. The California Complete Labor Law Poster informs all employees and guests of this law.
  • State Disability Insurance The California Complete Labor Law Poster provides clear, summarized state disability insurance for all employees to review as necessary. You are required by law to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Edd UI, SDI, PFL Notice The California Complete Labor Law Poster displays information regarding EDD UD, SDI, and PFL notice. You are required by law to display this information in an accessible, conspicuous location.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
  • IRS Withholding Notice Federal law requires that you withhold employee pay per IRS requirements. You must inform employees of this IRS withholding notice. Ensure that the information is displayed clearly, accurately and in a conspicuous location.
  • Anti-Discrimination Notice Discrimination in the workplace is against federal law and subject to severe penalties. You must inform employees of their rights, obligations and protections to work in, and maintain, a discrimination-free workplace.
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Minimum Wage Rates in California in 2020:

Starting January 1, 2020 the State Minimum Wage for California is $13.00 per hour. 

Note: In addition to the California Labor Law Poster updating to reflect the new Workers' Compensation change, the Workers' Compensation Pamphlet is required to be given to new employees at time of hire or before their first payroll has been updated as well. Please click here to purchase.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of California

  • Wage & Hour - (888) 275-9243
  • CalOSHA - (510) 286-7000
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 736-7401
  • Unemployment Insurance - (877) 238-4373
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