California Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

California Notices (Posting): What you need to know

California requires that employers post a number of notices informing workers of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously enough to be seen easily by employees as they enter or exit the workplace.
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Many of the required posters and notices are made available to employers by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). To download copies of the notices, see www.dir.ca.gov.
Overview. Detailed discussion is provided below on selected, broadly applicable state employment poster and notice requirements.
Please note that additional poster and notice requirements and best practices may apply, particularly in industrial workplaces, healthcare and educational facilities, and other workplaces with unique or specific needs.
Ban the box. Effective January 1, 2018, under California’s “ban the box” law, employers with five or more employees are prohibited from inquiring into or considering a job applicant’s conviction history until after they have made a conditional offer of employment to the applicant (CA Govt. Code Sec. 12952).
If the employer makes a preliminary decision that the applicant’s conviction history disqualifies him or her from employment, the employer must give the applicant written notice of its decision, with a second written notice required after the final decision to deny employment has been made.
Additional information is available.
California Drug-Free Workplace Act. Employers that are awarded any state service contract or grant from any state agency must provide a notice in a conspicuous place telling employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, ...

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