On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs).
Effective March 1, 2017, all single-user restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation must be "all-gender" (or gender neutral) to comply with the State's Equal Restroom Access Act (the Act). The Act applies to employers in California and requires specific signage be displayed to indicate the restroom is all-gender.
In an effort to further close the gender wage gap, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015. The Act enhances existing law by putting more stringent requirements on employer pay decisions. As of January 1, 2016, the Act will apply to all private and public businesses in the state of California.