California’s Anti-Business Employment Laws Monuments To Inefficiency

California’s Anti-Business Employment Laws Monuments To Inefficiency


Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: Second
ISBN: 0943178509
Pages: Over 450
Format: Print only


California has the toughest and most costly employment laws in the nation. In this new publication, Attorney Richard J. Simmons of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, addresses the numerous workplace statutes that burden California employers. It examines the far-reaching network of new rules that touch upon such diverse subjects as wage-hour reform, employment discrimination, time off, leaves of absence, mass layoffs, plant closings, background checks, lactation accommodation, and paid family leave. It also reviews the devastating impact of these new laws on California businesses and employment.

The publication provides a year-by-year analysis of the bills signed into law since 1999 and evaluates their individual and combined effect. It reproduces and explains many of the bills that are of greatest significance to California employers. Among the subjects discussed in the publication are the following:

  • Over 150 Workplace Reforms Enacted
  • Overregulation Of California Businesses
  • Year-By-Year Analysis Of Legislation
  • Remedied For Undocumented Workers
  • Employment Discrimination Rules
  • Time Off Rules
  • Paid Family Leave Law
  • AB 60 Changes
  • Workplace Communication Rules
  • Identity Theft Bills
  • The “Sue Your Boss” Law
  • Payroll Laws
  • Cal-Cobra Changes
  • Wage-Hour Reforms
  • Layoffs And Plant Closings
  • Background Check Reforms
  • Pro-Union Measures
  • Whistleblower Legislation
  • Selected Bills
  • Sexual Harassment Bills