More than six million workers are expected to benefit from a new law that requires California employers to provide them with at least three paid sick days each year.
California’s minimum wage increased to $9 an hour on Tuesday, which provided workers with the first such increase since 2008.
As California’s economy recovers, the Democrats who control the state Legislature put a priority on assisting more vulnerable workers with some of the laws taking effect in the new year.
Beginning next week, Californians will see a flurry of new laws take effect.
New laws take effect Sunday, including Pasadena’s citywide ban on plastic bags and a statewide ban on foie gras.
Car buyers, ducks and geese, and those in search of tattoos or body piercing all get increased protections under new laws that take effect July 1.