New Laws in 2018 

The new year brings about new employment laws that may very well affect your business’s daily operations — and you, as employers, must be aware of significant changes in some key areas.

For starters, an important new law requires that small employers with more than 20 employees provide new parents with up to 12 work weeks of unpaid leave. Is your practice affected? 

When it comes to hiring, no employer can request an applicant’s salary history now, and most employers may not legally ask about criminal history information on job applications. 

Remember that the state minimum wage will also increase on January 1 to $10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $11 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. And because we are in LA, you may also need to pay attention to local ordinances that may mandate a higher minimum wage than the state's.

For a brief look at the laws to pay attention to, visit LADS for a short summary of laws that may affect your practice.