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New Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment for Outside-of-Work Cannabis Use
On September 18, 2022, Governor Newsom signed and approved Assembly Bill 2188 (“AB 2188”), which amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to generally prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee or employment applicant for cannabis use off the job and away from work, which is a significant change to the…
Is There Change on the Horizon for Two Key Employment Statutes? Pending Employment Legislation to Watch
Nearly all California employers are impacted by, and should be familiar with, the provisions of the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). There are currently bills working their way through the Legislature that would modify these key statutes.
AB 1949: Modifying CFRA to Include Bereavement Leave
Employee Use of CBD Products: Surveying the Legal Landscape For Employers After AB 45
Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 45 (“AB 45”) into law on October 6, 2021. AB 45 is landmark legislation for the Cannabidiol (“CBD”) and hemp infused product industry in California. CBD and hemp infused products became widely available across the country following the federal government’s adoption of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Recreational…