Posting of Employee Notices – New Law

Posting of Employee Notices – New Law

Existing law regulates the wages, hours, and working conditions of any worker employed in any occupation, trade, or industry, whether compensation is measured by time, piece, or otherwise.  Under California Senate Bill SB 657, Section 1207 was added to the Labor Code, to read:

In any instance in which an employer is required to physically post information, an employer may also distribute that information to employees by email with the document or documents attached.  Email distribution pursuant to this section shall not alter the employer’s obligation to physically display the required posting.

Employers are questioning how this is going to affect them with all the COVID-19 restrictions and with so many of their employees working remotely.  Although SB 657 may allow for the electronic distribution, it (idiotically) does not change the posting requirements.

  •     •SB 657 does not alter an employer’s requirement to physically display posters in the workplace.  For remote workers, the physical posting requirement applies to the employee’s home or other place of remote working as well.
  •     •If an employer sends electronic notices to remote workers, the employee must print and post the notices wherever they are “remotely” working.
  •     •Employers will need to reimburse their employee for any expenses incurred by the employee for printing and posting the notices in the “remote” location.
  •     •SB 657 may be limited to electronic distribution of Labor Code notices only (e.g., minimum wage notices, hours, working conditions, however, this does not affect other posting requirements such as those found in the Fair Employment and Housing Act.


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