Employees’ Domestic Violence Leave Rights Expand

On September 14, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2337 into law, thereby expanding the requirement of employers to inform employees of their legal rights and protections regarding domestic violence leave (Labor Code sections 230 and 230.1).


This bill requires that employers of 25 or more people provide written notice to employees of their rights to take protected leave for issues relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This bill also requires that the new notice be provided to employees upon hire as well as upon request.

The Labor Commissioner has posted the notice that employers may elect to use to comply with these new provisions.  This form can be found here.

Posted in Disability and Leaves, Employment Law, General.