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NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FACING CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS IN 2023–2024

Below is a summary of several important new laws that impact California employers.

Pay Data Reporting and Pay Scale Transparency (SB 1162)

On September 27, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1162 into law.  SB 1162, which will become effective January 1, 2023, (1) broadens the information employers must include in their pay data reports to the California Civil Rights Department, and (2) expands the pay scale information employers must disclose to both current and prospective employees.

Pay Data Reports:

Prior to SB 1162, California required private employers with 100 or more employees to file an annual “pay data report” to the California Civil Rights Department (formerly the DFEH) that included the number of employees by race, ethnicity, and sex in specified job categories.  Read more→