As the new year begins, California employers will need to ensure that their mandatory state and federal employment posters are current.
One small but not insignificant change to be aware of is that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) was renamed to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) as of July 1, 2022. Mandatory State of California labor posters will need to reflect this revision to be compliant in 2023.
The California Civil Rights Department has also recently issued updates to the following sections of the mandatory workplace posters:
- Transgender Rights in the Workplace (businesses with five or more employees). PDF
- Your Rights & Obligations as a Pregnant Employee (businesses with five or more employees). PDF
- Family Care & Medical Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave (businesses with five or more employees). PDF
Translations of the California posters are required for workplaces where 10 percent or more of the workers speak a language other than English and must be prominently displayed at the workplace. Fortunately, most sources for the all-in-one State and Federal posters print these items in a variety of languages. For compliance purposes, be sure displayed posters contain the updated information mentioned and appropriate revision date(s).
The goal of displaying the proper labor law posters is to communicate useful information to the workforce. With state regulatory agencies increasing site visits, having the proper information displayed can help mitigate instances of non-compliance citations related to labor posters.
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