California Racial Justice Act After a year of racially motivated violence that has shone a light on discriminatory practices in law enforcement, this progressive — … We’ve sifted through the records to find which new laws take effect in the new year. State highways: relinquishment: State Route 183. Several coronavirus laws already took effect. Despite pandemic restrictions, the California legislature managed to pass hundreds of bills, including one that requires the state attorney general to investigate every case of police killing an unarmed civilian. California has finalized all new employment laws for 2020. FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2020 file photo, freshman Assemblywoman Lisa Calderon, D-Whittier, foreground center, and other members of the state Assembly are sworn in to office, in Sacramento, Calif. The new law, by Democratic Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara, extends job protections once reserved for employees of large companies to most workers in California. In 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed several laws impacting California employers. Search California Code. Brian Kemp, a fellow Republican, to resign New California laws address virus, fires, law enforcement Summary: The bill extends the prohibition from buying more than one handgun a … For full text details and authorship regarding individuals laws and the effective dates, just click on the bill number for full text access via the California Legislature. Leaves of absence under the California Family Rights Act expand to include all companies with five or more employees, instead of the previous limit of 50 or more employees. One new law requires the state attorney general to investigate any time police kill an unarmed civilian, while a second gives county supervisors greater oversight of county sheriffs. Sacramento, CA – Part 7 of New California laws for 2021 includes missing persons, public transit, pupil suspensions, state parks, pest control and more. Beginning July 1, violating the […] Employers can't discriminate or retaliate against workers who take time off for medical care, court proceedings or for other reasons if they are victims of a crime including sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking. Police killings of primarily Black and Latino men gave urgency to bills that previously stalled and prompted new efforts at law enforcement accountability, some of which failed in the session's waning hours. As 2020 draws to a close, new state laws will be taking effect in January, changing the rules for employers regarding paid sick leave, COVID-19 reporting, classifying gig workers in California, requirements for minorities on boards, changes to workers’ compensation, among many others. December 28, 2020, 7:18 AM. Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay could have looked desperate. New laws signed by Gov. Posted: Dec 29, 2020 / 04:59 PM PST / Updated: Dec 29, 2020 / 04:59 PM PST. Donnelly: Top 10 Stupid New California Laws in 2019 323 Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press. Gavin Newsom signed a law requiring publicly traded corporations headquartered in California to appoint directors from underrepresented communities to their boards, the first law … In my prior post I wrote about a few of the new laws (click here to view), but now that the legislative year is closed, I wanted to cover five additional key employment laws that California employers need to understand and be aware of going into 2020: FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Stephen D. Chang listens during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles. From car seats to natural hair, here are some of the changes going into effect in the new year. Police can't use carotid restraints or chokeholds. Transactions and use taxes: County of Contra Costa. 'I heard a dog crying': Bay Area officer filmed punching his K-9, U.S. officials warn of potential Iran-linked attack, Local tech CEO is sick of companies leaving the Bay Area, California lockdowns extended as some hospitals limit care, Popular NorCal casino defends upcoming 6,000-person indoor party, Another huge Bay Area tech perk disappeared in December. FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2020, file photo, a firefighter passes a burning tree while battling the Bond Fire in the Silverado community of Orange County, Calif. California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-in-file officers proposed legislation in the wake of recent civil unrest that they they said would raise standards for police recruiting and training while increasing diversity. License points for distracted driving (AB 47): Using a cell phone in a handheld manner while driving is currently punishable by a fine.