Do you have a firm grip on all the California Labor Laws, including the frequent changes coming down the line from both State and Federal levels? If not, then this page is for you.

The CA Labor Law Situation

Managing your employees today requires more attention than ever before, specifically taking into consideration the frequently changing California Labor Laws. With so many changes occurring in both State laws and Federal laws, a manager now also needs to be an expert in HR management to avoid potential lawsuits both from disgruntled employee and governmental agencies alike.

Yes, whether you are the business owner, a manager or a supervisor, everyone at work sees you as the authority on HR— expected to provide the right answers. As the person responsible for the HR management, you need to have current information on California and federal compliance as well as your specific company’s policies.

Businesses can unintentionally violate current CA employment laws, simply just by being nice, or trying to provide flexibility and accommodate schedules, or even just trying to save money for the company. And, on top of that, changing laws, problem employees, and difficult situations always present new challenges. An effective manager needs to have a working knowledge of California labor laws to anticipate and fend off common HR issues before they become costly legal headaches. As you know: Good information guides great HR decisions…

With the complexities of managing employment issues, do your HR practices put you at risk for costly fines and lawsuits? Hiring and firing. Overtime and sick leave. It all gets complicated, but it doesn’t have to. Affordable online resources can quickly guide you to HR solutions for challenging personnel situations. It also helps ensure you’re in compliance with state and federal labor laws. At Accuchex we make the following very valuable resources available:


  1. Human Resources Management Services

Human Resource Management services through MY HR SUPPORT CENTER is a valuable partnership with a primary objective: to help employers with workforce management.

Accuchex has teamed up with MY HR SUPPORT CENTER to help you navigate the most complex and rigid California labor laws at a subscription price that can’t be beat.

MY HR SUPPORT CENTER has employer labor law experts, human resource professionals and pro-business staff lobbyists within one organization to bring you all the resources your business needs in a single place:

  1. HR experts are available to help you understand and address human resource management tasks and decisions, and
  2. Their HR Consultants help you to strategically integrate effective HR processes, programs and practices into your daily operations.
  3. HR experts from MY HR SUPPORT CENTER answer commonly asked questions from HR professionals. Click here to read their answers.

Read more about MY HR SUPPORT CENTER and examine all the options and benefits available in the different subscription levels.


  1. California Labor Law Posters

Did you know, all California employers are now required to display mandatory federal and state labor law posters in a conspicuous space?

On average, states are experiencing 2-3 mandatory federal and state labor law changes annually, resulting in the need to frequently replace labor law posters to remain compliant. For example, in 2015 over 20 states scheduled mandatory labor law posting changes, not even to mention that in addition, there are 3 Federal Mandatory Posting Updates anticipated.

Your business deserves a 100% worry-free Labor Law compliance. To read more about the value of this service, what exactly are included and how it will help you to ensure that your company stay in compliance, please follow this link.
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  1. California Labor Laws – Latest Developments

California’s ever changing labor laws can be compared to battling through a series of nightmares. And, as soon as you think you have the gist of it, it changes again and you wake up still experiencing a mild form of anxiety…

Another significant characteristic of California labor laws, they are frequently mind boggling. A perfect example is the 21 new labor laws signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015, two of which are clarifications of a law passed the year before – apparently it’s totally acceptable to pass a law and then decide what exactly is meant by it later.

Therefore, in this section we are looking at new and/or revised labor laws and discuss what is new, what has changed, and in both cases debate its possible impact on employers. Please do not hesitate to participate and to share your ideas and insights with us.

  1. Guide: California Labor Law – What you need to know – Updated for 2017!

California employers face a slew of new labor laws for 2017 as the legislature passed several new laws related to labor, and amended many others. Most of these changes took effect on January 1st. As a result, it’s important for California employers to review their current policies and practices to ensure compliance and provide for any required new workplace postings. In this guide we give a summary of some of the most notable changes for 2017.

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  1. Guide: California Paid Sick Leave Law

The California Paid Sick Leave Law, also referred to as the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522) was signed into law on September 10, 2014, making California only the second state in the nation to provide paid sick leave.

What does this mean for employers? For one, it means that as of January 1, 2015, the qualifying periods that determine which employees are eligible for paid sick leave and the employee notice required by Labor Code 2810.5 became effective and the actual entitlement began on July 1, 2015.

The law is extensive and far-reaching and in this guide we discuss in more detail what the law does, how it will impact employers, and employer sick pay policies and procedures. Read more…


  1. Guide: FUTA Tax and Credit Reduction

The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (or FUTA) is a United States federal law that imposes a federal employer tax used to help fund state workforce agencies. Employers report this tax by filing an annual Form 940 with the Internal Revenue Service. In some cases, the employer is required to pay the tax in installments during the tax year.

FUTA covers a federal share of the costs of administering the unemployment insurance (UI) and job service programs in every state. In addition, FUTA pays one-half of the cost of extended unemployment benefits (during periods of high unemployment) and provides for a fund from which states may borrow, if necessary, to pay benefits.

In this guide we discuss the effect of the recession that began ostensibly in 2008-2009 and how California’s ongoing indebtedness to the federal government for additional unemployment insurance (UI) funding is affecting California employers on several levels. Read more…

If you want to calculate the effect of the FUTA tax credit reduction, please follow this link to our complimentary online FUTA tax calculator for 2016.