CHA News Article

New Employee Notice Required as of July 1
Labor Commissioner issues model form

California Labor Code Section 230.1 prohibits discrimination against employees who take time off from work to deal with issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The law also requires employers to provide notice of these rights to new employees upon hire and to existing employees upon request. While the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, the notice requirement was delayed until the Labor Commissioner developed a model notice. Earlier this week, the Labor Commissioner posted a model notice in English and Spanish. Employers are not required to use the model, but if they choose to develop their own it must be “substantially similar in content and clarity.”