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 California Secretary of State recently announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act (FPEAA) has qualified for the November 2024 ballot. Nearly 1 million signatures were submitted in support of the Proposition. The FPEAA seeks to repeal California’s controversial Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and eliminate Labor Commissioner authority to assist private individuals with wage enforcement actions.

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