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2022 Update on California Employment Laws: New Minimum Wage, CFRA Leave, Nondisclosures, Cal-OSHA, FEHA Claims

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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This CLE webinar will update employers' counsel on all California employment law changes in 2022. The panel will discuss the new minimum wage requirements and the process of calculating for employers, changes to nondisclosure provisions in settlement and severance agreements, and expansions of CFRA and wage theft laws. The panel will address the increased enforcement by Cal-OSHA and the tolling of FEHA claims, as well as other changes to employment regulations.


California leads the nation in novel employment regulations, and 2022 is no different. Wage and hour claims are now subject to the newly instituted minimum wage, which varies based on business size. In addition, employers are required to retain records longer, as civil claims are tolled while Fair Employment and Housing Act claims are pursued at the agency level.

California has expanded the enforcement authority of Cal-OSHA, expanded leave under the California Family Rights Act, and increased penalties under the laws for wage theft. California continues to regulate workplaces and monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on protocols at a state, local, and municipal level.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the new California employment regulations and how they interact with existing regulations. The panel will advise on best practices for updating employment policies and procedures considering these changes.



  1. 2022 California employment law update
    1. Minimum wage
    2. COVID-19 requirements
    3. CFRA leave
    4. Employee nondisclosures in settlements and severances
    5. Cal-OSHA enforcement authority
    6. FEHA claims tolled
    7. Employee rights to emailed required postings
    8. Wage theft
  2. Best practices and tips for compliance


The panel will discuss these and other key issues:

  • How are employers calculating the new minimum wage, and what local ordinances affect wages?
  • What are the current COVID-19 workplace requirements in California?
  • How will the new nondisclosure requirements affect employers' ability to make disparagement or defamation claims against former employees?
  • How will increased Cal-OSHA enforcement authority benefit employees?


Mesa, Chelsea
Chelsea D. Mesa

Seyfarth Shaw

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Morady, Ilana
Ilana R. Morady

Seyfarth Shaw

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Skahan, Shardé
Shardé T. Skahan

Seyfarth Shaw

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