New CA workplace laws to help ex-offenders, women, new parents
by Lia Azul Salaverry
Dec 28, 2017

New workplace laws will take place in 2018, prohibiting California employers to ask most job applicants about their criminal records until a conditional offer has been made, or to ask job seekers about their salary history unless the applicant volunteers this information.

These are two of more than two dozen state workplace laws passed in 2017 that take effect in the new year.

Other laws include increased paid family leave, and a statewide minimum wage increase to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer workers and to $11 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. New year, new labor laws, and we're ready!