Tag: California

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September 27, 2022
On September 18, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2188 into law which prohibits discrimination against an employee based on their use of cannabis outside of work. More specifically, the law prohibits discrimination in hiring, termination, and other employment decisions based on the consumption of cannabis while off the job. While the law does not come into effect until January 1, 2024, California employers should begin preparing now to ensure compliance.
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September 6, 2022
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, marked the end of the 2022 State Legislative Session. The 2022 employment bills passed by both the California State Assembly and California State Senate are now in the hands of Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. He will have until September 30, 2022, to either sign or veto.
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June 29, 2022
California employment law is often in tension with federal law. And that occasionally leads to consequences. Recently, in a highly anticipated case named Viking River Cruises v. Moriana, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California’s ban on mandatory arbitration of so-called individual PAGA claims is invalid (i.e., “preempted”) under federal law.