Min­i­mum Wage:  $12 (under 25 employ­ees) or $13 in Cal­i­for­nia.  But beware that many munic­i­pal­i­ties have filed their own (notably Petaluma, San­ta Rosa, Berke­ley, Emeryville, Oak­land, Rich­mond, San Jose and San Fran­cis­co), which are high­er or accord work­ers greater rights (usu­al­ly sur­round­ing health insur­ance).  Note, too, how to count telecom­mut­ing and thresh­olds for com­mis­sioned salespeople.

San­ta Rosa     $14 or $15 as of July 1, 2020

Petaluma         $14 or $15 as of Jan­u­ary 1 and rais­ing one dol­lar Jan­u­ary 1, 2021

Sono­ma          $14 or $15 on Jan­u­ary 1, 2021

Over­time for Agri­cul­tur­al Work­ers – with splits for under 25 and 25 or more employees

Lac­ta­tion – all Cal­i­for­nia employ­ers must meet min­i­mum guide­lines for pro­vid­ing a safe and secure place for moth­ers lac­tat­ing.  Employ­ers with less than 50 employ­ees may request an exemp­tion.  There are also rules against dis­charg­ing employ­ees with these rights.

Harass­ment Train­ing – now applies to all com­pa­nies with at least five employees

Inde­pen­dent Con­trac­tors – this is a big one, and com­pli­cat­ed – but basi­cal­ly insti­tutes rules regard­ing who is an inde­pen­dent con­trac­tor in Cal­i­for­nia.  Fair warn­ing – almost no one is.