July 11, 2017

CA Employers Now Required to Provide Notice to Employees Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking

As a result of AB 2337 being signed into law on September 14, 2016, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office has issued guidance outlining the notification process and rights of employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

AB 2337 requires ALL California employers to provide new employees — and other employees who request it — with written notice of their right to take time off from work without retaliation in these instances. This new requirement is effective immediately.

See the Labor Commissioner’s Notice for more details on the notification guidelines and on employee rights. It is important to note this document indicates that the law only applies to companies with more than 25 employees; however, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has since interpreted the vague authorizing statute to mean ALL employers. The rest of the guidance in the document remains intact.    

For more information, contact Jason Resnick at (949) 885-2253.