Commonly Used Employment Laws in California

Employers must comply with the following laws according to the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment

  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
  • FEHA Regulations
  • Department’s Procedural Regulations
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • New Parent Leave Act (NPLA)
  • Unruh Civil Rights Act (Requires business establishments to provide equal accommodations)
  • Ralph Civil Rights Act (Prohibits hate violence or the threat of hate violence)
  • Civil Code Section 51.9 (Prohibits sexual harassment in business, service, or professional contexts outside of traditional employment relationships)
  • Disabled Persons Act
  • California Trafficking Victims Protection Act

There are many other employment laws such as the new Fair Chance Act and laws on overtime pay and meal breaks. In addition, employers must comply with these federal employment laws.

Some of these laws are:

  • Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
  • The Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair Housing Act

There are many other federal laws that govern discrimination, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and other employee rights and protections.

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