The 2018 California labor poster has recently undergone some changes. The new year will bring increases in the minimum wage, as well as updates to the California Safety and Health Protections on the Job notice. Aside from the updates put forth by the California Department of Industrial Relations that were just mentioned, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing also recently released some updated posters, as well as added a new mandatory posting requirement in the new Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster.
The new Transgender Rights in the Workplace Law is required to be posted beginning January 1st, 2018. While other states do provide protections against transgender employees, the California Transgender Rights poster does more, in that it defines transgender identity for people who may not be familiar with the subject. The poster goes on to explain what a gender transition is, both for social transitions as well as physical transitions. There is also a FAQ section for employers that will help them understand what kind of questions they can ask, dress code and grooming implications, as well as employer obligations with regards to bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. The Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster is available to download for free on the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing website.
The updates that were released and updated were for the Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability Leave. The revision date for the updates were for May of 2017. Another revision from May 2017 was for the California Law Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment poster. This poster is only a mandatory posting requirement for businesses with 50 or more employees. Employees who have worked for over 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours in a 12-month period have the right to receive up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a sick relative or welcome a new child to the family.
The California labor poster, including the Transgender Rights posting is to be displayed in a conspicuous location where employees will be able to read and understand their rights.