These New California Laws Are Officially in Effect in 2024 -

These New California Laws Are Officially in Effect in 2024

The start of the New Year means that there are new California laws that officially took effect on Jan. 1. Here are some of the important ones.

Although we’ve covered some of the new California laws taking effect — including one that would protect workers using cannabis on their own time — there are many others that offer protections and other benefits for residents of the state.

Here are some of the most important new California laws that kicked off on Jan. 1, 2024, according to NBC 7 San Diego.

  • Police traffic stop regulations: Law enforcement officers are now no longer able to ask you if you know why they pulled you over. Instead, they will have to explain why they did. The only exceptions are in cases of potential threats to life or property — in these cases, they don’t have to disclose their reasons.
  • Work from home protections: San Diego is one of the best cities for remote workers, and a new law will make it even better. As of Jan. 1, employers now need to provide a 30-day written notice before forcing employees to return to the office. The new California law also cements the right for a work-from-home arrangement as an accommodation for people with disabilities.
  • Minimum wage increases: The minimum wage is going up to at least $16 at hour in California, up from $15.50. In San Diego, the minimum wage is rising to $16.85. California health care workers can also expect their minimum wage to rise to at least $23 an hour if they’re corking at a covered health care facility.
  • Oil company scrutiny: The State of California has created a new independent watchdog that will monitor oil companies for market or price manipulations. This means that gas prices across California should remain more stable, meaning less pain at the pump for consumers.

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