Per the Labor Commissioner’s Office, California employers with 25 or more employees are required to provide to new employees upon hire, and to current employees upon request, notice regarding the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The new law was effective July 1, 2017 and is intended to provide covered California employees with information about their rights to:
Per the Labor Commissioner’s Office, the required notice should be available in English and Spanish. And because the law requires employers to provide the information as clearly as the state’s form notice, it is recommended that California employers use the form notice as soon as possible rather than relying on the information being included solely in an employee handbook.
Affected employees who do not receive the notice in a timely manner could bring an individual or representative claim for penalties under the California Private Attorney General Act for a violation of the Labor Code. Employees can also file a complaint with the Labor Commissioner’s Office against their employer if the employee has been a victim of retaliation or discrimination.
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