California labor and employment laws are known for being some of the strictest and toughest in the United States. In fact, over the years California laws have led the way to many federal laws. Due to this, employers who conduct business in California with employees must recognize the differences that regulate how the employment relationship is governed. As a general guideline, the law (federal or state) which provides greater protection to the individual employee will take precedent. Other times, state law dramatically broadens the base of employees that qualify for protection. There is a significant difference between the federal approach and the state approach regarding the extent to which an employer is responsible to comply with the law.
Legal requirements in California prevail over other state laws, and in a few cases, supersede some federal laws. California regulations are enforced by six different state regulatory agencies where other states may only have two to three regulatory agencies.
If you are a California employer with employees, be sure to get the specific California HR Consulting services you need from Sensible HR Solutions. We have over 25 years of California HR experience and have helped many small to mid-sized companies with being HR compliant with all Federal and California labor laws.