900 new laws will be implemented in 2015. Familiarize yourself with the new California laws here on one page in a multi-part series. Check our future blogs for many other useful and interesting new laws in California.
Plastic Bag Ban
The new law bans use of plastic bags at large grocery stores such as Target and Wal-Mart starting in July 2015 and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016.
Mandatory Paid Sick Days
This new law requires approximately all California employers to provide a minimum of 3 paid sick days to employees who currently get no sick time. This new law takes effect on July 1, 2015.
Expansion of Revenge Porn Protections
The new law extends the punishment for distributing intimate photos of another person to include all images, not just those photos taken by someone else. This means that selfies now count. This new law focuses on anyone who distributes images of people who think those images will remain private or when the person distributing the images knows or “should have known” that distributing of the images will cause serious emotional distress. What do you think of this new law?
Ban on Immigration-Related Retaliation
This new law expands protection for immigrant workers which prohibits employers from threatening to file or filing a false report with state and federal agencies in retaliation for making a complaint about unpaid wages. The currently law only provided protection for threatening to file or filing with the police.