2015 brings some major changes to the way in which businesses must treat their employees. For example, employers are now required to provide paid sick leave to employees who have worked in California for more than 30 days (there are some exemptions). Protections have also been extended to undocumented workers, interns, and other oft-abused segments of the employee population. Sexual harassment training and education have also been updated, as has liability rules for employers who rely on labor contractors.
The total list is quite in-depth. Child labor laws have been updated, waiting times adjusted, workplace safety reports have been brought into the email world, and OSHA’s civil penalties have been limited. Because so many things are changing so rapidly, it is advisable to work with a corporate attorney in Los Angeles to ensure your business falls on the right side of the law. Being unaware of new laws and changes to existing laws does not make business owners exempt from those laws; you could be facing serious penalties by ignoring these changes or failing to adapt your business accordingly.
The Hakim Law Group is here to help. Our team of experienced, knowledgeable corporate attorneys in Los Angeles is well versed in California employment laws and can help ensure that your business is operating within those laws. For further information or to schedule an appointment please contact us at 310.993.2203 or visit www.HakimLawGroup.com.