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In tune with the gig economy’s birthing of “flexible work,” hourly and seasonal employees are now prioritizing flexible schedules, similar to the control offered by independent positions. 
And with staff shortages during the busiest season for retail and warehousing companies, their desire for flexible holiday schedules may come to fruition.
Almost 60% of surveyed hourly employees weren’t confident

This past year was a rollercoaster for the California legislature and workforce, with numerous employment laws and trends shifting. From the Great Resignation’s wave of quitting professionals to the new practice of “overworking,” the employment landscape is tugging and pulling in many directions–but these are the most notable movements of 2022.
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Building off of our last article, which dove into recent COVID-19 bills and extensions, this post offers a more exhaustive list of current and soon-to-be active California employment laws. Whether it be the constantly changing COVID-19 guidelines, new pay data reporting provisions, or new bereavement leave laws, 2022 has undoubtedly been a bottlenecked year for the California State Legislature.

As a continuation of the discussion in my book – The Workplace Transformed: 7 Crucial Lessons from the Pandemic & Beyond, this blog provides an update on some of the recent COVID-19 laws passed by the California Legislature. 
The California Legislature has been busier than ever in recent weeks. From AB 257’s workplace cannabis provisions and new pay transparency

Greater pay transparency has swept the nation over the past year or so, and now, California is getting its turn. 
With the approval of SB 1162, California employers will be required to disclose pay scales to current employees and postings for open positions starting January 1, 2023. Employers will also have to report additional pay data to the California