Most California business owners know that the state has certain posting requirements with regard to employee notifications. However, the standard postings that most employers purchase may not include all of California’s mandatory and required postings.
Thus, in addition to the traditional notifications outlining employees’ rights (such as time off for voting, equal protection, unemployment insurance benefits, minimum wage requirements, and sick leave), California also requires a number of other employee notifications to be posted in the workplace. These notifications include:
- Transgender Rights in the Workplace, which applies to businesses with 5 or more employees and took effect on January 1, 2018;
- Human Trafficking notification, which took effect on January 1, 2018 and must be posted by the following: on-sale general public premises licensees under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, businesses or establishments that offer massage or bodywork services, adult or sexually oriented businesses, primary airports, intercity passenger rail or light rail stations, bus stops, truck stops, emergency rooms, urgent care centers, farm labor contractors, privately-operated recruitment centers, and roadside rest areas.
- California Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment (may use any version from December 2014 to the present);
- Family Care and Medical Leave/Pregnancy Disability Leave, which applies to businesses with 50 or more employees (may use any version from July 2015 to the present); and
- Your Rights and Obligations as a Pregnant Employee, which applies to businesses with 5 or more employees (may use any version from April 2016 to the present).
Failure to post the appropriate notifications can lead to steep civil penalties and/or action by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, among other things. Fortunately, if your business does not already post these notices, you may print the notifications from the embedded links above and post. If you have any questions regarding any employee notification requirements or California law as it relates to employees, the attorneys at Navigato & Battin are here to provide assistance.