California labor laws are some of the most comprehensive and protective in the United States. They are designed to ensure that employees are treated fairly and that their rights are protected. Some of the key labor laws in California include minimum wage laws, overtime laws, and laws regarding discrimination and harassment.
One of the most important labor laws in California is the state’s minimum wage law. As of 2021, the minimum wage in California is $13 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and $14 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. This is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
Another important labor law in California is the state’s overtime law. California law requires that employees be paid time and a half for any hours worked over eight in a day or 40 in a week. This is higher than the federal standard of time and a half for any hours worked over 40 in a week.
California labor laws also include a number of protections for employees against discrimination and harassment. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and several other protected categories. The law also prohibits sexual harassment, retaliation, and creates affirmative obligations for employers to prevent discrimination and harassment.
To learn more about California labor laws, visit cwilc.com, the website of the California Workers’ Rights and Protections. The website provides a wealth of information on California labor laws, including the latest news, legal information and resources, and tools for employees, employers, and advocates.