Correction: A previous version of this article erroneously stated in the title that SPSL was extended through 2023. AB 152 extends SPSL through Dec. 31, 2022.
 
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 152 extending COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) through the end of 2022. The bill will also provide relief to small businesses incurring the costs of of paying SPSL.  
 

With the swipe of a pen California joins Colorado and several other states in enacting pay transparency laws requiring employers to provide additional pay-related data to applicants and employees.

Set to take effect January 1, 2023, SB 1162 will require employers to disclose additional pay-related data, including providing pay ranges on job postings and to those employees who request such information.

AB 2188 – a statute prohibiting discrimination based on off-duty cannabis use - was signed into law on September 19, 2022. As of January 1, 2024 it will be unlawful, with certain exceptions, for an employer to employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment, or otherwise penalize a person,  based upon the person’s use of cannabis off the job and away from the workplace.

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is looking to extend its COVID-19 regulation once again. Cal/OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which was first adopted November 2020, is set to expire after December 31, 2022.  The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has now published, and is expected to enact, a semi-permanent rule that would replace the ETS. It is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2023.

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