Useful Links by Topic

Discrimination and Harassment

Department of Fair Employment and Housing

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).

Fair Employment and Housing Act

Overview of the FEHA including links directly to applicable sections of the statute.   

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

Immigration

Department of Homeland Security

I-9 Handbook for Employers 

Useful guide published by the Department of Homeland Security to assist employers with filling out I-9 Forms.

Useful Forms for New Hires

Sexual Harassment Facts

Distributed by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to be given to new employees.

Paid Family Leave Program

Forms and publications provided by the California Employment Development Department.

EDD Disability Provisions

Notice published by the EDD which outlines the disability insurance program. 

Notice to Employees

Form published by the DLSE satisfying the notice requirements to new employees under Labor Code section 2910.5. 

EDD Brochure for New Hires

Provides information to new employees about California unemployment and disability insurance programs. 

Leaves of Absence

Overview

Published by the California Department of Industrial Relations generally describing required leave laws.  

Occupational Safety and Health

Cal/OSHA

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. 

Cal/OSHA Regulations

Helpful index of the body of existing Cal/OSHA regulations. 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration - OSHA

OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fact sheet published by OSHA to help answer common workplace health and safety questions. 

Unemployment

Employers Guides

Published by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for Employers. 

Unions

      National Labor Relations Act

      Enacted in 1935, the NLRA governs the rights of employees and employers with respect to the collective bargaining relationship and unfair labor practices.

    National Labor Relations Board

    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.

    California Agricultural Labor Relations Board

    The ALRB is charged with implementing and enforcing the respective rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and labor organizations with respect to California agriculture.

Wage and Hour 

California Wage Orders

The  Industrial Welfare Commission promulgates Wage Orders (wage and hour regulations) applicable to all industries in California.  

Finding Your Wage Order

Published by the IWC to help people identify which Wage Order is applicable to their businesses or employment. 

California Labor Commissioner/DLSE

The Labor Commissioner adjudicates wage claims, investigates discrimination and public works complaints, and enforces Labor Code statutes and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.

Laws Enforced by the Labor Commissioner

List of laws that fall under the purview of the DLSE.  This provides a useful checklist for employers and human resources professionals. 

California Labor Commissioner Opinion Letters

California Child Labor Laws

Informational pamphlet published by the DLSE providing guidance on child labor law. 

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