Alert - Employment Laws for 2019

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As is always the case this time of year, Governor Brown has signed and vetoed a number of bills that will impact the landscape for California employers. Below are some of the laws taking effect in 2019 that employers should be aware of. Assembly Bill 1976 – Lactation Accommodation. By this point, California employers are familiar with their obligations to accommodate a female employee that wishes to express breastmilk. This new law revises existing lactation accommodation law to require an employer to take reasonable efforts to provide a location other than a bathroom for expressing breast milk. Prior law merely required an employer to provide a location other than a toilet stall. While the new law specifies that it should be a permanent location, it may be a temporary location if...
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