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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