A Look At California’s New Labor Laws For 2017

There are a few new labor laws that California employees should be aware of in the upcoming New Year. Chief among these is an increase in minimum wage. As of January 1st the California minimum wage will increase to 10.50 an hour. This is the first among several increases planned in the next 7 years with the wage landing at 15.00 an hour in 2022.

Also among the New Labor Laws is an expansion of the Ban The Box law. Under existing state law it is illegal to ask prospective employees about arrests or detentions that did not result in convictions. This will be expanded to include a prohibition on inquiries into juvenile offenses as well. (more…)