The New Year has brought some New Laws for California.

The minimum wage has increased. It’s now $14.00 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees and $13.00 an hour for all other businesses. AB 685 requires all employers to notify employees of potential COVID-19 exposure as well as notifying public health officials after someone at the worksite tests positive for coronavirus, receives a diagnosis or an isolation order. 
SB 1383 requires employers with as few as 5 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave employees who qualify through serious health problems , birth of a child , or military active duty. 
AB 2017 gives employees the power to use their sick days at their discretion. A business can not deny sick days for whatever reason the employee wishes. 
AB 2285 provides potential fines for drivers who do not slow down , change lanes when possible , when a Caltrans vehicle , tow truck or any emergency vehicle with flashing lights.