The largest state civil rights agency in the country, the DFEH is charged to protect against employment discrimination and pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Overview of the FEHA including links directly to applicable sections of the statute.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. The cite provides links directly to the federal laws that it enforces.
Useful guide published by the Department of Homeland Security to assist employers with filling out I-9 Forms.
Distributed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to be given to new employees.
Forms and publications provided by the California Employment Development Department.
Notice published by the EDD which outlines the disability insurance program.
Form published by the DLSE satisfying the notice requirements to new employees under Labor Code section 2910.5.
Provides information to new employees about California unemployment and disability insurance programs.
Leaves of Absence
Published by the California Department of Industrial Relations generally describing required leave laws.
Better known as Cal/OSHA, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) regulates on the job health and safety hazards in California. Cal/OSHA publishes educational materials covering many industries and which are helpful to employers, employees and human resources personnel.
Helpful index of the body of existing Cal/OSHA regulations.
OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
Fact sheet published by OSHA to help answer common workplace health and safety questions.
Published by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for Employers.
The National Labor Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.
The ALRB is charged with implementing and enforcing the respective rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and labor organizations with respect to California agriculture.
The Industrial Welfare Commission promulgates Wage Orders (wage and hour regulations) applicable to all industries in California.
Published by the IWC to help people identify which Wage Order is applicable to their businesses or employment.
The Labor Commissioner adjudicates wage claims, investigates discrimination and public works complaints, and enforces Labor Code statutes and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.
List of laws that fall under the purview of the DLSE. This provides a useful checklist for employers and human resources professionals.
Informational pamphlet published by the DLSE providing guidance on child labor law.